Book by Mesthrie Rajend
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"Overall the book is enjoyable and inspiring. I consider it a useful educational tool that is highly appropriate for inclusion in a wide array of courses, including the history of English, historical and comparative linguistics, language typology, and language documentation. This impressive publication makes progress towards rethinking assumptions that associate the development of contemporary Englishes with eurocentric language ideologies, at the same time that it encourages conversation across research traditions. Students and instructors will appreciate the global focus, and the inclusion of rich written and audio data."Don E. Walicek in: Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 24:2/2009 "This volume, together with its companion volumes, is an invaluable addition to the bookshelf of anyone interested in the varieties of English. Students and scholars alike will find it a useful reference tool; its stated audience of students makes it a perfect textbook resource for teachers. [...] The interactive CD-ROM that comes with the volume contains information and recordings for all the varieties described in the four volumes. This addition makes even a single volume an amazing teaching and reference tool."Jakob R. E. Leimgruber in: Linguist List 20.2281Reseña del editor:
This volume gives a detailed overview of the varieties of English spoken in Africa, South and Southeast Asia, including L1 varieties (such as White South African or St Helena English), L2 varieties (such as Cameroon, Pakistani, or Malaysian English) as well as pidgins and creoles (such as Nigerian or Ghanaian Pidgin). The chapters, written by widely acclaimed specialists, provide concise and comprehensive information on the phonological, morphological and syntactic characteristics of each variety discussed. The articles are followed by exercises and study questions. The exercises are geared towards students and can be used for classroom assignments as well as for self study in preparation for exams. Instructors can use the exercises, sound samples and interactive maps to enhance their classroom presentations and to highlight important language features. The accompanying CD-ROM contains interactive maps and speech samples that supplement the printed articles and offer material and data for further research. The rich detail found in the chapters as well as the valuable tools on the CD-Rom make this survey of English Varieties a mainstay for researchers and teachers. Key features indispensable textbook for students of English linguistics exercises and study questions interactive CD-ROM
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