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Introduction to Philippine English

The Philippines is home to over 100 million people spread across 7,107 islands in Southeast Asia. Among the more than 100 mostly Austronesian languages spoken in this densely populated archipelago…

Introduction to Malaysian English

The use of English in present day Malaysia traces its beginnings back to the British presence in the Straits Settlements of Penang, Singapore, and Melaka from the 18th century. English was…

Introduction to Irish English

Ireland is an island in northwest Europe, west of England, which consists politically of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, the latter of which has been a constituent part…

Introduction to Indian English

In less than 200 years since its formal introduction as part of a nascent and westernized education system, English has grown to be the medium through which the people of…

Introduction to New Zealand English

The original inhabitants of New Zealand were the Māori who arrived by canoe over 1,000 years ago from the Eastern Pacific. In 1840, representatives of the British government and Māori…

Introduction to Hong Kong English

Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of China, and a de facto city state of some 7 million people, located on the coast of Guangdong province in Southern China….

When regional Englishes got their words

David-Antoine Williams takes a bird’s-eye-view of Caribbean English, as documented in the OED, as a way of highlighting some of the lexicological and lexicographical issues at stake.

South African additions to the OED

South Africa is known as the Rainbow Nation, a name that celebrates the modern country’s acceptance of and pride in its multi-ethnic and multicultural identity. This diversity of cultures, traditions,…

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