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World Englishes in NRW network

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WEiN is a network of English variational linguists in Northrhine-Westphalia, who focus on World Englishes.

Established in April 2017, WEiN aims to

  • connect scholoars, established and emerging, who actively investigate aspects of World Englishes (including pidginised and creolised varieties), both as spoken in their original and in diasporic contexts (e.g. Indian, Ghanaian or Trinidadian English in Germany).
  • organise regular meetings to provide a supportive environment for academic exchange, particularly for up-and-coming scholars, through a network of experts.
  • support its members at the methodological level (sociophonetics, corpus linguistics, ethnography etc. and statistics).
  • identify potential topics for joint research projects, where the desire exists.