New IAS/Springer ‘Asia In Transition’ Volume on China English in World Englishes

The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (IAS @ UBD) is pleased to announce the publication of the latest volume in the IAS/Springer – ‘Asia in Transition’ Series: China English in World Englishes by Paul Deyuan He.

Abstract: This book fills the gap in World Englishes studies in terms of the pedagogic implication of China English and its use in the Chinese workplace.

Using three triangulated methods, namely, questionnaire survey, matched-guise technique, and focused interview, the book adopts an innovative research methodology that combines quantitative and qualitative data from 3,493 participants.

Overall, the participants still believe that the standardized Englishes are desirable models of English in China and that China English should be well codified and promoted before being adopted as the pedagogic model. In addition, the book proposes that the curriculum design of university English should include an introduction to the well-defined characteristics of China English and world Englishes.

Last but not least, the book reveals that English is being used more widely and frequently in the professional world than before and has become increasingly important in China.

Author: Deyuan He is an Assistant Professor at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam. He obtained his PhD degree from the City University of Hong Kong.

His research interests include world Englishes, second language acquisition, and university-level English teaching. He has published in journals like World Englishes, TESOL Quarterly, and Educational Studies. In addition, he recently published the monograph Foreign Language Learning Anxiety in China and co-edited the book Researching Chinese English with Springer.

He has been selected for several scholarships and prizes, including the “Best Paper Award” at international conferences in 2017 and 2010, respectively.

He, Deyuan (2020). China English in World Englishes. Singapore, Springer Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-8187-8

Information about the other titles in the IAS/Springer – Asia in Transition series can be found here.

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