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English(es) in Post-Independence Namibia

An Investigation of Variety Status and Its Implications for English Language Teaching

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Edited By Helene Steigertahl

This volume contributes to the fields of World Englishes, English Language Teaching and Second Language Acquisition, assessing the English(es) spoken in post-Independence Namibia beyond variety status. Based on questionnaires and corpus analysis, the author analyzes morphosyntactical structures, language use and attitudes towards English(es) in comparison to home languages. She gives new insights into the structure of spoken language and potential varieties of English in particular. Focus is put on a geographical area that only recently attracted increasing attention in the field of World Englishes. The author’s work can be regarded as an attempt to bridge several aspects of the frequently discussed «paradigm gap» between World Englishes and Second Language Acquisition studies.

BIC Classifications

  • Language (C)
    • linguistics (CF)
      • Sociolinguistics (CFB)
      • Historical & comparative linguistics (CFF)
    • Language teaching & learning (other than ELT) (CJ)

BISAC Classifications

  • Foreign Language Study (FOR)
    • FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / German (FOR009000)
  • Language Arts & Disciplines (LAN)
    • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General (LAN009000)

THEMA Classifications

  • Language & Linguistics (C)
    • Linguistics (CF)
      • Sociolinguistics (CFB)
      • Historical & comparative linguistics (CFF)
    • Language teaching & learning (CJ)
  • Geographical qualifiers (1)
    • Africa (1H)
      • Sub-Saharan Africa (1HF)
        • Southern Africa (1HFM)
          • Namibia (1HFMN)
  • Language qualifiers (2)
    • Indo-European languages (2A)
      • Germanic & Scandinavian languages (2AC)
        • English (2ACB)