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Englishes Today

Multiple Varieties, Multiple Perspectives

Editor(s): Cristina Suárez-Gómez, Elena Seoane
Contributors: Pedro Álvarez-Mosquera, Vicente Beltrán-Palanques, Manel Herat, Göran Wolf, Bárbara Balle Mascoró, Mario Serrano-Losada,

Book Description

The spread and globalisation of English has proved to be of interest in the study of diverse linguistic phenomena. From a methodological perspective, the study of Englishes poses a number of challenges, and attempts have been made to address these in corpus linguistics, sociolinguistic fieldwork and variationist studies. As such, this volume contributes to this increasingly fashionable, but still somewhat under-explored field of research by drawing together ideas from different frameworks and approaches dealing with English today.

The different chapters reflect current trends in English linguistics research, and can be characterized broadly in terms of the study of the different diatopic and diastratic varieties of English, and the adoption of various theoretical and methodological perspectives. The chapters deal with the globalisation of English in itself and with the origin, development and status of varieties of English, often seen as a testing ground for different research traditions, including typological linguistics, second language acquisition, contact linguistics and sociolinguistics.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-8386-3
ISBN-10: 1-4438-8386-7
Date of Publication: 01/12/2015
Pages / Size: 205 / A5
Price: £47.99
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Biography

Cristina Suárez-Gómez is Senior Lecturer of English Linguistics at the University of the Balearic Islands. Her main areas of research are English historical syntax, English historical sociolinguistics, dialectal variation in English, from both synchronic and diachronic perspectives, and morphosyntactic variation in World Englishes.

Elena Seoane is Associate Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Vigo. Her main research interests are grammaticalisation theory, English historical sociolinguistics, word order changes in early English, the development of scientific discourse, and morphosyntactic variation in World Englishes.

Cristina Suárez-Gómez and Elena Seoane both belong to the research group ViEW (Variation in English Worldwide).