Introducing Global Englishes provides comprehensive coverage of relevant research in the fields of World Englishes, English as a Lingua Franca, and English as an International Language. The book introduces students to the current sociolinguistic uses of the English language, using a range of engaging and accessible examples from newspapers (Observer, Independent, Wall Street Journal), advertisements, and television shows. The book:

  • Explains key concepts connected to the historical and contemporary spread of English.
  • Explores the social, economic, educational, and political implications of English’s rise as a world language.
  • Includes comprehensive classroom-based activities, case studies, research tasks, assessment prompts, and extensive online resources.

Introducing Global Englishes is essential reading for students coming to this subject for the first time.

chapter 1|27 pages

The history of English

chapter 2|22 pages

Language change and variation

chapter 4|24 pages

Variation in ‘Native’ Englishes

chapter 5|29 pages

The ‘New’ Englishes

chapter 6|23 pages

English in global contexts

chapter 7|26 pages

English as a lingua franca

chapter 9|29 pages

English language teaching

chapter 10|25 pages

The future of English as a global language