World English and ‘Other’ Englishes – Whose English Is It?
Was presented on: Monday 21 November 2016
Presenters: Ilsa Sharp, Catherine Schwerin, Helen Renwick
The panel explored the phenomenon of globalised English and its implications for editors. Is there such a thing as ‘Standard English’? How should editors approach working with different, Other Englishes, and World English when used as a lingua franca by ‘non-native’ speakers? What are the cultural factors in this new environment? What has been the colonial contribution to these Englishes, and is colonialism still ongoing in World English?
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Enquiries may be directed to Ilsa Sharp at firstname.lastname@example.org