Chapter 9: English around the World

This chapter focuses more closely on the varieties of English spoken outside England. These varieties are referred to as World English(es), Englishes, Global English, English as a Lingua Franca (ELF), and English as an International Language (EIL). These names reflect the fact that English is used as a global/international language in addition to having native or near-native speakers.

Useful Links


Varieties of English

A wonderful page with lots of images and maps can be found at the University of Duisburg-Essen site.

A nice website on Canadian English is kept up by E.L. Easton.

How varieties of English and Germanic sound can be heard on this site from the University of Edinburgh.



Grammar Maps


Pidgins & Creoles

Endangered Languages

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