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Disciplinarity and the study of world Englishes

Seargeant, Philip (2012). Disciplinarity and the study of world Englishes. World Englishes, 31(1) pp. 113–129.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-971X.2011.01737.x
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Abstract

This paper examines the ways in which world Englishes studies are developing into a distinct academic discipline, and discusses the consequences of this regimentation of knowledge for teaching and research. By first outlining the various ways in which bodies of knowledge are organised into discrete disciplines, and then surveying the history and current status of world Englishes studies according to these classificatory processes, the paper presents a metadisciplinary inquiry into prevailing approaches to the study of English in the world today. It is hoped that reflexive investigation of this type can contribute to research and education in this area by making explicit the organizational framework – in terms both of the politics and epistemology – which structures present-day investigations into the worldwide use of the English language.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
ISSN: 1467-971X
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Centre for Language and Communication
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 32908
Depositing User: Philip Seargeant
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2012 13:46
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2014 08:11
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/32908
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