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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 
Series: Asian Englishes Today

"Succinctly describes an astoundingly wide range 
of theoretical and pedagogical themes. Š 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 

"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

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong; Order enquiries upweb at
Distributor in the USA: University of Washington 
Press, P.O. Box 50096,  Seattle, WA 98145-5096
Orders: (U.S. only): (800) 441-4115

Tej K. Bhatia
Linguistics & Cognitive Sciences

312 HBC, Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York 13244-1160
email: tkbhatia at
Tel: 315-443-5374 (off.)
Fax: 315-443-5376
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