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Genre in World Englishes : Case Studies from the Caribbean

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Mühleisen, Susanne:
Genre in World Englishes : Case Studies from the Caribbean.
Amsterdam : John Benjamins , 2022 . - VIII, 229 p. - (Varieties of English around the World ; G67 )
ISBN 9789027211385

Abstract in another language

World Englishes and English in postcolonial contexts have been curiously neglected in an otherwise abundant research literature on text types and genres in English. This volume looks at the adaptation, transformation and emergence of genres in the particular cultural context of the Anglophone Caribbean. A comprehensive framework for the investigation of text production in postcolonial and global English communities is followed by empirically based case studies on specific text formats such as recipes, death notices and obituaries, letters to the editor, newspaper advice columns, radio phone-in programmes, online forums and the music genre calypso. Influences from oral versus literate culture as well as status and function of English versus Creole are considered by highlighting written, spoken and digital genres. All chapters present surveys from a historical and cross-cultural perspective before exploring specific linguistic and cultural features in the Caribbean texts. This volume will be highly relevant for researchers in World Englishes and Caribbean studies, postcolonial pragmatics, genre and media studies as well as linguistic anthropology.

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Item Type: Book / Monograph
Keywords: Genre studies; Caribbean; World Englishes; postcolonial pragmatics; linguistic anthropology; cooking recipe; death notices; letters to the editor; advice columns; radio phone-in programs; forums; calypso
ISSN der Serie: 0172-7362
Institutions of the University: Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature
Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature > Chair English Linguistics
Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature > Chair English Linguistics > Chair English Linguistics - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Susanne Mühleisen
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 400 Language > 400 Language
400 Language > 410 Linguistics
400 Language > 420 English, Old English languages
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2022 06:55
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2022 06:55