Changing preservice teachers’ attitudes toward linguistic diversity by introducing a world englishes perspective

Zohreh Eslami, Edie Cassell, Burcu Ates

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Citations (Scopus)


There is little argument that English has become the international language, but there is a widening debate over the variety of English that is most acceptable. Should there be only one Standard English, and if so, which variety (from the United Kingdom, North America, or another standard)? Or, should a number of varieties of English (Englishes) be considered legitimate for use globally? As stated by Kubota (2001), the World Englishes (WEs) paradigm challenges the homogenous viewpoint of English and offers a heterogeneous perspective. World Englishes challenges the acceptance of one Standard English variety, rather WEs embraces emerging varieties of English used in diverse sociolinguistic contexts and includes local and international varieties.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeaching at Work
PublisherSense Publishers
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9789463000826
ISBN (Print)9789463000819
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

Cite this