The Handbook of World Englishes
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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“The volume is a remarkable work of scholarship and provides a real wealth of data and ideas, which, I am sure, will stimulate further research.” (World Englishes, 2008)
"[This] book offers a wealth of material, especially in establishing the theoretical foundations for a broad range of fields in the study of World Englishes.... A useful addition to the Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics series, and as such it will probably be much valued by many students and scholars around the world." (Journal of Sociolinguistics, February 2009)
"A fascinating selection of papers that comprehensively cover a wide range of topics.... The volume is a remarkable work of scholarship and provides a real wealth of data and ideas, which, I am sure, will stimulate further research." (World Englishes, February 2009)
"The editors of The handbook of World Englishes.... have produced a book that is, certainly, a milestone in the study of World Englishes." (Journal of Linguistics, February 2009)
"[The title] has a nice blend of chapters that are primarily devoted to review of literature and synthesis of theoretical and methodological approaches.... The volume will be of interest to anyone working in English linguistics." (English World-Wide, February 2009)
"The appetite of many language scholars and students will be satiated with this collection of papers devoted to the exploration of 'World Englishes' … .[The book] displays for the most part: accessibility; authority; contemporaneity and interdisciplinarity." (Language Policy, August 2007)
“A milestone in the study of World Englishes.” (Linguistics)"This is a monumental contribution to scholarship and a seminal contribution to the entire field of English language teaching and applied linguistics. I am particularly impressed with the concept of the four diasporas, the wide historical breadth, the international appeal, and the variety of geographical areas considered. It stands alone as the most comprehensive and representative volume and all scholars in languages and linguistics should add it to their reference libraries."
–James E. Alatis, Georgetown University
"An indispensable resource for those fascinated or appalled by the global power of English today. Authoritative, accessible chapters unpack the vast panorama of 21st-century world Englishes. Outstanding."
–Elizabeth de Kadt, University of KwaZulu-natal, South Africa
"Bravo! This is an authoritative yet accessible collection of texts by the top scholars in the important new field of world Englishes. It is ideally suited for use as a comprehensive course text of the topic an belongs on the bookshelf of anyone concerned with the teaching and learning of English as a language of wider communication."
–Sandra J. Savignon, Pennsylvania State University
"This exceptional volume succeeds in capturing, with an unprecedented array of global voices, the significant theoretical, applied, and pedagogical dimensions related to the phenomenal spread of English worldwide."
–Jonathan Webster, City University of Hong Kong