Englishes Today: Multiple Varieties, Multiple Perspectives

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.

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).

"By reflecting topics related to multicultural identities, the promotion of language equity, multilingualism, new sociolinguistic realities, and issues of identity, amongst others, the data made available by the authors in this volume are of great value. Researchers, postgraduate and graduate students and teachers in foreign and second language teaching and in multi-disciplinary courses are certain to benefit from the readings and the ideas provided by them. What is more, those willing to study and/or expand the experiences described in the scholarly articles might also also be motivated to adapt them to their needs. [...] Overall, the book is an invaluable source of empirical studies for researchers, teachers, students and people interested in learning more about Englishes today. Those in search of studies that will inform them about recent literature on the topics and on empirical investigations that might (and should!) be used as a model for future studies are certain to find some of the answers they are looking for in this volume."

Ana Lucia Simoes Borges Fonseca Universidade Federal de Sergipe LINGUIST List 28.99

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Mario Serrano-Losada

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ISBN: 1-4438-8386-7

ISBN13: 978-1-4438-8386-3

Release Date: 19th November 2015

Pages: 205

Price: £47.99