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What Will Become of English in a Post-Brexit European Union?

How might the Brexit process affect the status of the English language within the European Union? Without Britain, will English even cease to be a language of the Union? A new article in World Englishes explores these questions.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:01 am EDT
"The departure of the British from the European Union will without doubt mark the beginning of a new era for the English language"

How might the Brexit process affect the status of the English language within the European Union? Without Britain, will English even cease to be a language of the Union? A new article in World Englishes explores these questions.

Dr. Marko Mondiano, author of the article, notes that one possibility is that the exit of Britain may give rise to a distinct variety of ‘Euro-English’ tailored to the cultures and needs of continental European societies.

“The departure of the British from the European Union will without doubt mark the beginning of a new era for the English language,” said Dr. Modiano.

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Link to Study: http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/weng.12264

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World Englishes is an international journal committed to theoretical research on methodological and empirical study of English in global, social, cultural and linguistic contexts.  World Englishes is integrative in its scope and includes theoretical and applied studies on language, literature and English teaching, with emphasis on cross-cultural perspectives and identities. The journal provides recent research, critical and evaluative papers, and reviews from Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania and the Americas.  Thematic special issues and colloquia appear regularly. Special sections such as 'Comments / Replies' and 'Forum' promote open discussions and debate.

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