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English as a Lingua Franca in AseanA Multilingual Model$
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Andy Kirkpatrick

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9789888028795

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888028795.001.0001

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Grammar, discourse and pragmatics

Grammar, discourse and pragmatics

(p.94) (p.95) 5 Grammar, discourse and pragmatics
English as a Lingua Franca in Asean

Andy Kirkpatrick

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter examines a selection of syntactic and discourse features and pragmatic norms in English speakers in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries. It provides some examples of grammatical variation in the dialects of British English and in new varieties of English. The chapter discusses the emergence of non-standard forms of Asian varieties of English and considers the possible causes of these developments.

Keywords:   English speakers, ASEAN countries, syntactic features, discourse features, pragmatic norms, English varieties

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