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By Mukul Saxena, Tope Omoniyi

This e-book engages with English in globalization, re-examining and re-interpreting the modern contexts of its acquisition and use. The chapters contained during this ebook weave jointly 4 inter-related topics that outline the position of English within the worldwide context: the ‘centrality of structure’, ‘relationships of interdependence’, ‘social buildings of distinction’ and ‘reproduction of inequality’.

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Accents of English are mainly known to differ in terms of their vowel systems as well as in the phonetic realizations of vowel phonemes. Descriptions of vowel quality based on auditory perceptions are impressionistic and rather subjective. The use of the sound spectrograph in describing the vowels enables reliable and objective measurements of the vowels based on formant frequencies. 1 below). 1 Formant chart for vowels in JE 28 Contending with Globalization in World Englishes 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 2000 2200 2400 2600 This acoustic study provides enough evidence that a Japanese English (JE) speaker fails to maintain sufficient perceptual distance between two vowels in each pair.

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