An evaluation on the similarities and differences of "World Englishes"

HABIBIC, Ajsa and TANKOSIC, Ana (2013) An evaluation on the similarities and differences of "World Englishes". In: 1st Annual International Student Symposium 2013.

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Abstract

English is the global language now under the certain dynamics resulting that. It is worldwide known and used in many contexts for various purposes. “World Englishes” are called with different names such as ESL (English as a second language), EFL (English as foreign language) and EIL (English as an International Language) which is the core notion of that study. Each language presents a distinct cultural accumulation of a society and each culture presents a distinct cultural accumulation. It is a hot debate which one is the outcome of the other and depends on the point of view of the discussion. Anthropologists, linguists and sociolinguists have studied on that for many years according to interested field and gathered valuable data. In our study, we aim to provide an understanding towards “English language” which displays totally different characteristics because of its use worldwide. Our starting point is the famous circle of world Englishes by Kachru. By basing our argument, cross comparison of differences and similarities of world Englishes will be examined. Through that examination, we will discuss which English and who’s English to be taught.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Education Faculty > English Language and Literature Department
Depositing User: Users 173 not found.
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2013 10:04
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2013 09:35
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/1406

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