|aWorld Englishes :|bimplications for international communication and English language teaching /|cby Andy Kirkpatrick.
|aCambridge, UK :|bCambridge University Press,|c2007.
|ax, 257 p. :|bill., maps ;|c25 cm. +|e1 sound disc (4 3/4 in.)
|aCambridge language teaching library.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 231-247) and indexes.
|aKey sociolinguistic concepts -- Key linguistic terms -- Models of world Englishes -- Variation and impurity in British English -- The powerful variety : American English -- A younger 'cousin' and indigenous identity -- Englishes of the subcontinent -- Voices from Africa -- Englishes of South-east Asia -- colonial descendants? -- Emerging Englishes : Hong Kong and China -- English as a lingua franca -- Summary of key themes -- Implications for English language teaching -- Transcripts of samples of varieties of English.
|a" ... describes selected varieties of World Englishes, and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of selecting a particular variety from the point of view of both teachers and learners ..."--P.  of cover.