The features of Asian Englishes: Morphosyntax

Werner Botha, Tobias Bernaisch

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Asia is a region of the world where the spread of English has been most visible,
especially over the past few decades. This has led to the nativization of English
as an Outer Circle variety in several Asian societies (including India, Pakistan,
Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Hong Kong, and the
Philippines). Although the use of English has traditionally spread through the
formal education systems in these locations, it is evident that the use of English in
South and Southeast Asia is no longer confined only to the domain of education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe handbook of Asian Englishes
EditorsKingsley Bolton, Werner Botha, Andy Kirkpatrick
Place of PublicationNew Jersey
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781118791653, 9781118791882
ISBN (Print)9781118791806
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameBlackwell Handbooks in Linguistics


  • Asian Englishes
  • sociolinguistic issues
  • socio-political issues
  • linguistic history
  • contemporary linguistic issues
  • English throughout Asia
  • complexities of English throughout Asia
  • impact of globalization
  • impact of popular culture
  • Morphosyntax


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