University of Technology Sydney

013095 Global Englishes

6cp; availability: exchange and study abroad postgraduate students with faculty approval
Requisite(s): 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): STM91129 24 cp Core Subjects Applied Linguistics and TESOL
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This subject explores the implications of the global spread of English, a hotly debated current issue in TESOL (teaching English for speakers of other languages) and applied linguistics. It examines the general causes and effects of the global spread of English, including its current relationship with global media and the internet. This includes linguistic imperialism, linguistic genocide, and the maintenance of global inequality. English is then presented in the varied contexts in which it occurs, and the implications of English having become both a global and a local language in many parts of the world are discussed. The contemporary roles, status, forms and implications of different varieties of new Englishes, including Indian, Singaporean and Australian Aboriginal English, as well as pidgins and creoles are considered.

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