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Author Changing English (Conference) (2013 : Helsinki, Finland)

Title Changing English : global and local perspectives / edited by Markku Filppula, Juhani Klemola, Anna Mauranen, Svetlana Vetchinnikova
Published Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, [2017]


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 347 pages) : illustrations
Series Topics in English linguistics ; volume 92
Topics in English linguistics ; 92.
Contents Introduction / Markku Filppula, Juhani Klemola, Anna Mauranen, Svetlana Vetchinnikova -- Towards the study of global English -- Ongoing changes in Englishes around the globe -- Expanding the horizons: lingua franca, cognitive, and contact-linguistic perspectives
Summary This book examines the special nature of English both as a global and a local language, focusing on some of the ongoing changes and on the emerging new structural and discoursal characteristics of varieties of English. Although it is widely recognised that processes of language change and contact bear affinities, for example, to processes observable in second-language acquisition and lingua franca use, the research into these fields has so far not been sufficiently brought into contact with each other. The articles in this volume set out to combine all these perspectives in ways that give us a better understanding of the changing nature of English in the modern world
The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other. The TiEL series features volumes that present interesting new data and analyses, and above all fresh approaches that contribute to the overall aim of the series, which is to further outstanding research in English linguistics
Notes Based papers read at the conference, Changing English, held in Helsinki, Finland, June 2013, organised by GlobE Research Consortium
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject English language -- Variation -- Congresses
English language -- History -- Congresses
English language.
English language -- Variation.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Filppula, Markku
Klemola, Juhani
Mauranen, Anna
Vetchinnikova, Svetlana
GlobE Research Consortium.
LC no. 2018002359
ISBN 9783110438574