Varieties Around the World
By (author) Edgar W. Schneider
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Postcolonial English by Edgar W. Schneider
Book DescriptionThe global spread of English has resulted in the emergence of a diverse range of postcolonial varieties around the world. Postcolonial English provides a clear and original account of the evolution of these varieties, exploring the historical, social and ecological factors that have shaped all levels of their structure. It argues that while these Englishes have developed new and unique properties which differ greatly from one location to another, their spread and diversification can in fact be explained by a single underlying process, which builds upon the constant relationships and communication needs of the colonizers, the colonized, and other parties. Outlining the stages and characteristics of this process, it applies them in detail to English in sixteen different countries across all continents as well as, in a separate chapter, to a history of American English. Of key interest to sociolinguists, dialectologists, historical linguists and syntacticians alike, this book provides a fascinating new picture of the growth and evolution of English around the globe.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521831406
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Edgar W. Schneider
Further Studies in the Lesser-Known Varieties of English, Hardback (April 2015)
This book documents the lesser-known varieties of English which have been overlooked and understudied within the canon of English linguistics.
English Around the World, Hardback (December 2010)
A lively and accessible introduction to world Englishes, setting a range of global varieties in their historical and social contexts.
Lesser-known Varieties of English, Paperback (March 2010)
Documents the linguistic properties of lesser-known varieties of English, showing their relevance for language spread and change.
Postcolonial English, Paperback (May 2007)» View all books by Edgar W. Schneider
This book provides an account of the spread and diversification of postcolonial English worldwide.
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Author Biography - Edgar W. Schneider
Edgar W. Schneider is Professor and Chair of English Linguistics in the Department of English and American Studies, University of Regensburg.
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