Chapter published in:Modeling World Englishes: Assessing the interplay of emancipation and globalization of ESL varieties
Edited by Sandra C. Deshors
[Varieties of English Around the World G61] 2018
► pp. 15–44
From colonial dynamism to current transnationalism
A unified view on postcolonial and non-postcolonial Englishes
The ever-increasing dynamism of the diffusion of English calls for an integrated approach to postcolonial and non-postcolonial Englishes and to new contexts such as transnational cyberspace, new media, or “grassroots” usage. We focus on major theoretical approaches to modelling World Englishes in the 21st century by briefly defining, discussing, and comparing older and more recent approaches to the theorizing of World Englishes, their scope and their mutual relationships, notably the “Dynamic Model”, “Transnational Attraction”, and the “Extra- and Intra-territorial Forces Model”. We discuss these approaches in relation to some examples and applications from especially post-postcolonial nations and contexts, including South-East Asia, Namibia and Germany, Cyprus and Greece, Bosnia-Herzegovina, social media (with examples from Facebook), fanfiction writing, and multiplayer online games.
Keywords: English in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cyprus English, Dynamic Model, Extra- and Intra-territorial Forces Model, Facebook, fanfiction, German English, globalization, Greek English, multiplayer online games, Namibia, postcolonialism, South-East Asia, theories of World Englishes, Transnational Attraction
Published online: 13 September 2018
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