World English A Study of its Development Author: Janina Brutt-Griffler

Format:
Hardback - 232 pages
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ISBN:
9781853595783
Published:
14 Mar 2002
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters
Dimensions:
210 x 148
Availability:
Available

Summary

This text traces the history of English language spread from the 18th to the beginning of the 21st century, combining that with a study of its langauge change. It links linguistic and sociolinguistic variables that have conditioned the evolution and change of English, putting forward a new framework of language spread and change.

Author Biography:

Janina Brutt-Griffler, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of Alabama. Her research areas include world English, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition and second language writing. Her work has appeared in major English studies journals.





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