World Englishes is a multi-volume survey of the many and varied forms of English used throughout the globe. Of the twelve books planned for this series, the first three were published in hardcover in 2013, and will be released in paperback in 2017. Each of the first three volumes focuses on a specific Anglophone region: The British Isles (Volume I), North America (Volume II), and Central America (Volume III), and is comprised of several chapters that offer a linguistic, historical, and sociocultural overview of the varieties of English that have evolved in these geographical areas. These chapters are authored by a diverse, international group of linguists, sociolinguists, and dialect scholars, including Jane Stuart Smith, Jack Chambers, Ian F. Hancock, and the late Bill Griffiths.

World Englishes takes a clear geographical approach to its subject, presenting English varieties...

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