ABSTRACT

Chapter 7 introduces two important issues related to the content of the book: Global Englishes and future directions. The first section contextualizes the linguistic features discussed in previous chapters in a more global context by describing speech components that have been identified as most prominent in New Englishes and English as an International Language (EIL). The linguistic features mirror those discussed in previous chapters, including segmental, suprasegmental, lexico-grammatical, and pragmatic features. The history, evolution, and current state of English as a global language is also discussed, and pedagogical implications are provided. The second section offers readers a number of recommendations for future research and pedagogical practices based on the current state of the field and its future direction.