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Introduction: English Spreading at the Grassroots

Christiane Meierkord and Edgar W. Schneider

in World Englishes at the Grassroots

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474467551
eISBN:
9781474495684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474467551.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter highlights the novelty of the approach of investigating English at the grassroots in World Englishes research, as opposed to the traditional view of associating English with access to ... More


World Englishes at the Grassroots

Christiane Meierkord and Edgar W. Schneider (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474467551
eISBN:
9781474495684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474467551.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

As the most widespread global language, English now has substantially more second and foreign-language speakers than native speakers. It is increasingly spreading beyond an ‘educated elite’ of ... More


Grassroots English, Learner English, Second-language English, English as a Lingua Franca …: What’s in a Name?

Sarah Buschfeld

in World Englishes at the Grassroots

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474467551
eISBN:
9781474495684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474467551.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

The chapter offers a conceptual overview, discussing the notion of ‘grassroots Englishes’ along with other related phenomena pertaining to the spread of the English language worldwide (‘learner ... More


The Sociolinguistic Profile of English at the Grassroots Level: A Comparison of Northern and Western Uganda

Bebwa Isingoma

in World Englishes at the Grassroots

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474467551
eISBN:
9781474495684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474467551.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter delineates the sociolinguistic profile of two categories of speakers of English in Uganda, i.e. market vendors and bodaboda (motorcycle taxi) riders, who may voluntarily or incidentally ... More


Artistic Re-creation of Grassroots English: Ideologies and Structures in English Vinglish

Edgar W. Schneider

in World Englishes at the Grassroots

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474467551
eISBN:
9781474495684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474467551.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This paper investigates the representation of grassroots English in a recent (2012), successful Bollywood movie, English Vinglish. The plot focusses upon Shashi, a young Indian mother who speaks ... More


The Value of Grassroots English for Bangladeshi Migrants to the Middle East

Qumrul Hasan Chowdhury and Elizabeth J. Erling

in World Englishes at the Grassroots

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474467551
eISBN:
9781474495684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474467551.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter, based on a research in rural Bangladesh, investigates the value of grassroots English for the Bangladeshi migrant workers in the Middle East, and sheds light on some of the ... More


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