World English and ‘Other’ Englishes

World English and ‘Other’ Englishes – Whose English Is It?

Was presented on: Monday 21 November 2016
Presenters: Ilsa Sharp, Catherine Schwerin, Helen Renwick

Description

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?

Resource material

The panel used a Power Point show to discuss and illustrate their topic.
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> Alternatively, download a PDF of the Power Point (1.4 MB; opens in your web browser)

Enquiries may be directed to Ilsa Sharp at ilsa@iinet.net.au

 

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