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World Englishes in Asian Contexts

Yamuna Kachru and Cecil L. Nelson

This book is the first comprehensive treatment of the spread, 
acculturation, functions, and evolution of English in Asia. It 
discusses all major issues resulting from the introduction of English 
in culturally different contexts and the two-way interaction of 
English and local languages in Asia. It also includes an extensive 
bibliography representing both pedagogical and theoretical works, and 
lists of additional resources in world English literatures and select 
websites. This book provides essential reading for students, 
researchers and professionals in English studies and world Englishes.

Yamuna Kachru is professor emerita of linguistics at the University 
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Cecil L. Nelson is an associate 
professor of linguistics at Indiana State University.
Series: Asian Englishes Today

"Succinctly describes an astoundingly wide range of theoretical and 
pedagogical themes. ?A remarkable contribution to our better 
understanding of two major characteristics of contemporary English: 
internationalization (diffusion) and diversification (adaptation)." - 
Nobuyuki Honna, Aoyama Gakuin University

"One of the most comprehensive works that identifies and recognizes 
the phenomenon of Asian Englishes in the global context of World 
Englishes. Written in an eminently readable style, the book leaves us 
much richer in our understanding of the structures and functions of 
Asian Englishes and state-of-the-art in linguistic and 
sociolinguistic theory and practices." - Ravinder Gargesh, University 
of Delhi

"Doubly useful as a reference on Asian Englishes and as a general 
introduction to the world Englishes approach, this book offers 
up-to-date coverage of an area that is now home to the largest number 
of English users in the world. Innovative and engaging chapters treat 
theoretical, educational, and research issues." - Daniel R. Davis, 
University of Michigan, Dearborn

Tej K. Bhatia
Linguistics & Cognitive Sciences

312 HBC, Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York 13244-1160
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