English across Asia: Current trends in research and publications
2007 (English)In: 13th Annual Conference of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE), University of Regensburg, October 4-6, 2007, 2007Conference paper (Refereed)
Throughout the recent decades, the acquisition and use of English has spread across the Asian region, not only in such former Anglophone colonies as Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines, but also throughout such societies as China and Japan. This paper attempts to review recent research on Asian Englishes with reference to the diversity of approaches in this field, which currently range from the socio-political to the literary and linguistic. One broad question in this context – from a macro-sociolinguistic perspective – is the impact of English on language planning and policies in Asian societies, not least in education. At quite another level, a second broad issue – from a linguistic perspective – is the extent to which research on Asian Englishes can contribute to the study of linguistic variation, and the description and analysis of varieties of English worldwide.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-12642OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-12642DiVA: diva2:179162
13th Annual Conference of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE), University of Regensburg, October 4-6, 2007
Invited Focus paper2008-01-182008-01-182011-07-08Bibliographically approved