World Englishes in Asian Contexts

World Englishes in Asian Contexts

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A comprehensive treatment of the spread, acculturation, functions, and evolution of English in Asia, this book discusses the issues resulting from the introduction of English in culturally different contexts and the two-way interaction of English and local languages in Asia. It is useful for those interested in English studies and world Englishes.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 436 pages
  • 154.9 x 228.6 x 30.5mm | 476.28g
  • Hong Kong University Press
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • English
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 9622097561
  • 9789622097568
  • 932,925

About Cecil L. Nelson

Yamuna Kachru is professor emerita of linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She specializes in theoretical and applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, South Asian linguistics, and world Englishes.

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..". This enlightening work... 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 (diffu

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