Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 March 2017

840 Pages

6-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199777716

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The Oxford Handbook of World Englishes

Edited by Markku Filppula, Juhani Klemola, and Devyani Sharma

Oxford Handbooks

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of World Englishes through the lens of theoretical linguistics
  • Investigates the astonishing diversity in structures of English across the world, a language unparalleled by any other language in human history
  • Addresses English as a lingua franca under conditions of globalisation and migration
  • Each chapter includes theoretical reflections with elucidating case studies
  • Provides commentary on ongoing political debates over language policy (e.g. the role of English, Creoles, and indigenous languages in the official policies of multilingual nations)