World Englishes – Expanding Circle

If you do not know about Kachru’s Three Circle Model then go read up on it because it is, like, Darwin’s Origin of Species for World-English nerds.

Obviously, there are a lot of expanding circle Englishes – it’s the whole world. I have a permanent Google Alert for “world Englishes” and whenever something worthwhile crosses my path I add it to my newsletter and this website.

Right now, the only expanding circle country I have ready is Korean English. Dutch English (my own specialisation) will follow soon, and so, I’m sure, will other world Englishes.

Heddwen Newton is an English teacher and translator. She is fascinated by contemporary English and the way English changes. Her newsletter is English in Progress. 1100 subscribers and growing every day!

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