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English is a highly diversified language that appears in a multitude of different varieties across the globe. These varieties may differ extensively in their structural properties. This coursebook is an introduction to the fascinating range of regional and social varieties encountered around the world. Comparing grammatical phenomena, the book analyses the varieties in depth, identifying patterns and limits of variation, and providing clear explanations. Using comparisons with other languages, the book identifies universal as well as language-specific aspects of variation in English. This book is specially designed to meet the needs of students, each chapter contains useful exercises targeted at three different ability levels and succinct summaries and practical lists of key words help students to review and identify important facts.

Reviews

‘This book offers a unique exploration of morphosyntactic variation across varieties of English from a functional typological perspective. It is a meticulously designed textbook, and a treasure trove of new insights into vernacular Englishes worldwide.’

Donald Winford - Ohio State University

‘Professor Siemund's textbook is an innovative and easily accessible introduction to World Englishes, with up-to-date topics and lucid exposition. It is an excellent source of information on the grammatical consequences of the spread of English, and is of immense interest not only to students of World Englishes but also to students of general dialectological and typological issues.’

Zhiming Bao - National University of Singapore

‘Here at last is the textbook much missed both by students and university teachers in classes on structural variation in World Englishes, dialects of English, and English-based Pidgins and Creoles. Developed and refined in numerous linguistics classes, it is thought-provoking and yet easily digestible for advanced undergraduate and graduate students (and likewise for a more senior readership), an effect enhanced not least by well-chosen sets of exercises following each of the chapters.’

Bernd Kortmann - University of Freiburg

‘… based on a wide range of data from varieties of English all over the world, Peter Siemund’s book on Varieties of English: A Typological Approach manages to build a much needed bridge between linguistic typology and variationist study of language. It provides the reader with a balanced discussion of morphosyntactic features common to, or different between, varieties of English and seeks explanations for them in terms of linguistic universals and/or sociohistorical background factors.’

Markku Filppula - University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu

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General references
Aceto, Michael. 2004. Eastern Caribbean English-derived language varieties: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 439–53.
Alo, Moses A. and Mesthrie, Rajend. 2004. Nigerian English: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 813–27.
Anderwald, Lieselotte. 2004. The varieties of English spoken in the southeast of England: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 175–95.
Ayafor, Miriam. 2004. Cameroon Pidgin English (Kamtok): Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 909–28.
Baskaran, Loga. 2004. Malaysian English: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 1073–88.
Bayley, Robert and Ana, Otto Santa. 2004. Chicano English: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 374–90.
Beal, Joan. 2004. English dialects in the north of England: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 114–41.
Bhatt, Rakesh M. 2004. Indian English: Syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 1016–30.
Bowerman, Sean. 2004. White South African English: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 948–61.
Burridge, Kate. 2004. Synopsis: Morphological and syntactic variation in the Pacific and Australasia. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 1116–31.
Clarke, Sandra. 2004. Newfoundland English: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 303–18.
Collins, Peter and Peters, Pam. 2004. Australian English: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 593–610.
Crowley, Terry. 2004. Bislama: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 682–701.
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Escure, Geneviève. 2004. Belize and other central American varieties: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 517–44.
Faraclas, Nicholas G. 2004. Nigerian Pidgin English: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 828–53.
Filppula, Markku. 2004. Irish English: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 73–101.
Hosali, Priya. 2004. Butler English: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 1031–44.
Huber, Magnus. 2004. Ghanaian Pidgin English: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 866–78.
Huber, Magnus and Dako, Kari. 2004. Ghanaian English: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 854–65.
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James, Winford and Youssef, Valerie. 2004. The creoles of Trinidad and Tobago: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 454–81.
Jourdan, Christine. 2004. Solomon Islands Pijin: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 702–19.
Kautzsch, Alexander. 2004. Earlier African American English: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 341–55.
Kortmann, Bernd. 2004. Synopsis: Morphological and syntactic variation in the British Isles. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 1089–103.
Kortmann, Bernd and Szmrecsanyi, Benedikt. 2004. Global synopsis: Morphological and syntactic variation in English. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 1142–202.
Kortmann, Bernd, Burridge, Kate, Mesthrie, Rajend, Schneider, Edgar W., and Upton, Clive (eds.). 2004. A Handbook of Varieties of English, volume II: Morphology and Syntax. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Mahboob, Ahmar. 2004. Pakistani English: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 1045–57.
Malcolm, Ian G. 2004. Australian creoles and Aboriginal English: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 657–81.
Mbangwana, Paul. 2004. Cameroon English: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 898–908.
McCormick, Kay. 2004. Cape Flats English: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 993–1005.
Melchers, Gunnel. 2004. English spoken in Orkney and Shetland: Morphology, syntax and lexicon. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 34–46.
Mesthrie, Rajend. 2004a. Black South African English: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 962–73.
Mesthrie, Rajend. 2004b. Indian South African English: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 974–92.
Mesthrie, Rajend. 2004c. Synopsis: Morphological and syntactic variation in Africa and Southeast Asia. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 1132–41.
Miller, Jim. 2004. Scottish English: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 47–72.
Montgomery, Michael. 2004. Appalachian English: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 245–80.
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Mugler, France and Tent, Jan. 2004. Fiji English: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 770–88.
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Patrick, Peter. 2004. Jamaican Creole: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 407–38.
Pawley, Andrew. 2004. Australian Vernacular English: Some grammatical characteristics. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 611–42.
Penhallurick, Robert. 2004. Welsh English: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 102–13.
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Sakoda, Kent and Siegel, Jeff. 2004. Hawai'i Creole: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 742–69.
Schmied, Josef. 2004. East African English (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania): Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 929–47.
Schneider, Edgar W. 2004. Synopsis: Morphological and syntactic variation in the Americas and the Caribbean. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 1104–15.
Sebba, Mark. 2004. British Creole: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 196–208.
Singler, John V. 2004. Liberian Settler English: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 879–97.
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Trudgill, Peter. 2004. The dialect of East Anglia: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 142–53.
Wagner, Susanne. 2004. English dialects in the Southwest: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 154–74.
Wee, Lionel. 2004. Singapore English: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 1058–72.
Wilson, Sheila and Mesthrie, Rajend. 2004. St Helena English: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 1006–15.
Winford, Donald and Migge, Bettina. 2004. Surinamese creoles: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 482–516.
Wolfram, Walt. 2004a. Rural and ethnic varieties in the southeast: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 281–302.
Wolfram, Walt. 2004b. Urban African American Vernacular English: Morphology and syntax. In Bernd Kortmann, Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, Edgar W. Schneider, and Clive Upton (eds.), 319–40.