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Englishes around the World

Studies in honour of Manfred Gorlach. Volume 2: Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Australasia (Varieties of English Around the World)

By Edgar W. Schneider (Edited by)

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Format: Hardback, 358 pages
Published In: Netherlands, 26 June 1997
The two volumes of Englishes around the World present high-quality original research papers written in honour of Manfred Gorlach, founder and editor of the journal English World-Wide and the book series Varieties of English Around the World. The papers thematically focus on the field that Manfred Gorlach has helped to build and shape. Volume 2 of Englishes Around the World presents studies of so-called "New Englishes", post-colonial varieties as spoken predominantly in countries of the former British Empire. There are five contributions on the Caribbean (covering Jamaica, Guyana, and Trinidad), five articles on Africa (South Africa, East Africa, and Nigeria), six studies of English in Asian countries (Japan, the Philippines, India, Singapore, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea), and six papers on Australia and New Zealand. Topics covered range from sociohistorical causes and processes, the nativization of English in different countries, or the expression of individual identities by means of the English language through structural descriptions to sociolinguistic, psycholinguistic, lexicographic, pragmatic, stylistic, and other matters. The articles in the respective sections are written by D.R. Craig, L.M. Haynes, P.L. Patrick, K. Shields-Brodber, and L. Winer; A Banjo, V. de Klerk, R. Mesthrie, J. Schmied, and P. Silva; R.W. Bailey, R. Begum and T. Kandiah, A. Gonzalez, R.R. Mehrotra, P. Muhlhausler, and M. Newbrook; L. Bauer, S. Butler, M. Clyne, P. Peters and A. Delbridge, G. Tulloch, and G.W. Turner.

Table of Contents

1. For Manfred Gorlach on the occasion of his 60th birthday (by Schneider, Edgar W.); 2. Introduction (by Schneider, Edgar W.); 3. I. The Caribbean; 4. The English of West Indian university students (by Craig, Dennis R.); 5. One people, one nation, one destiny: Race, ethnicity and Guyanese sociolinguistic identity (by Haynes, Lilith M.); 6. Style and register in Jamaican Patwa (by Patrick, Peter L.); 7. Requiem for English in an "English-speaking" community: The case of Jamaica (by Shields-Brodber, Kathryn); 8. Six vernacular texts from Trinidad, 1838-1851 (by Winer, Lise S.); 9. II. Africa; 10. Aspects of the syntax of Nigerian English (by Banjo, Ayo); 11. Encounters with English over three generations in a Xhosa family: For better or for worse? (by de Klerk, Vivian); 12. A sociolinguistic study of topicalisation phenomena in South African Black English (by Mesthrie, Rajend); 13. Beyond recipes, beyond Maks, beyond Africa. Texts, text-types, text collections and African realities (by Schmied, Josef J.); 14. The lexis of South African English: Reflections of a multilingual society (by Pienaar, L.); 15. III. Asia; 16. The English language in Japan (by Bailey, Richard W.); 17. Misrecognitions of variability in new varieties of English: Tamil minority usage in Singapore English (by Begum, Rizwana); 18. Philippine English: A variety in search of legitimation (by Gonzalez, Fsc, Andrew); 19. Negation in Indian Pidgin English (by Mehrotra, Raja Ram); 20. Grammatical properties of Milhne Bay English and their sources (by Muhlhausler, Peter); 21. Malaysian English: Status, norms, some grammatical and lexical features (by Newbrook, Mark); 22. IV. Australia and New Zealand; 23. Attempting to trace Scottish influence on New Zealand English (by Bauer, Laurie); 24. Selecting South-East Asian words for an Australian dictionary: How to choose in an English not your own (by Butler, Susan); 25. Pluricentric languages and national identity - an antipodean view (by Clyne, Michael); 26. Fowler's legacy (by Peters, Pam); 27. Scots as a literary language in Australia (by Tulloch, Graham); 28. Australian English as a national language (by Turner, George W.); 29. Addresses of authors; 30. Subject index

EAN: 9781556197161
ISBN: 1556197160
Publisher: Benjamins (John) North America Inc.,US
Dimensions: 24.5 x 16.4 centimetres (0.62 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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