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  • n. Plural form of English. (used of dialects etc)
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of English.


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  • With such nonstandard features being so widespread in vernacular Englishes, the real question is not so much "what features of NYC English are picked on?" as "why pick on nonstandard NYC speech as opposed to any other city's?"

    language thoughts

  • Anu Nousiainen asks: If English is today to be understood as a motley collection of "Englishes", then is it not a bit over the top to demand that Finnish politicians should have the sort of language skills a native speaker is blessed with by accident of birth?

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • On the one hand, the English language is growing like never before, with various "Englishes" being spoken: Indian, Australian, South African, not to mention the different British varieties.

    The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) - Frontpage

  • The Englishes were stalwarts of the Ebenezer congregation.

    Burial for a King

  • Prof Jennifer JenkinsChair of Global Englishes, University of Southampton• I agree with Sarah Churchwell's attitude to the evolution of English, but I wish to defend "innit", which she categorises as an abomination.

    Letters: Mind your English language

  • Now what I think would be great is if you could create a comparison of how much general education classes (I.e. Maths, Englishes, etc) help on the job scene compared to core major classes.

    Show Me the Way, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • And I wanted people to understand there are many Englishes, and the rules that we use to distinguish among the different kinds of English aren't like rules of gravity or even laws against murder or something like this.

    Have the Rules of English Changed? Well, What Do You Mean by 'Rules'?

  • Clearly inspired by the film Braveheart, as in trying to correct some of the artistic license taken by Mel Gibson, "William Wallace the Truth" is proof that there are many Englishes, and perhaps - some of them aren't all "English" as most know it.

    May 2009

  • Dictionaries of South African, Jamaican, and other regional Englishes routinely contain 10, 15, 20 thousand or more items.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • And, of course, it's ignoring all the developing 'new Englishes' that exist in largely spoken form around the world.

    Archive 2009-04-01


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