World Englishes

G208 — Fall 2021

Michael Adams
Days and Times
10:00a - 10:50a MWF (3 CR)
Course Description

This course considers varieties of English around the world — on all seven continents — spoken as a native language, a second (or third) language, and a foreign language. It accounts for how those varieties differ from one another (a linguistic question) and why (a cultural question). The “why” includes historical, political, and economic factors, structural differences between English and other languages, and the uses to which various groups put English, once they have it. These differences, factors, and uses also influence attitudes towards English — yours and mine and the English of others — which feed into the system recursively and affect history, politics, law, commerce, and many other things within English-speaking countries and in their geopolitical relations.

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