Key Terms for World English

These words form part of the discussion of the readings for this section, and you should become familiar with them. You can find them defined separately in the Glossary in the back of our textbook, as well as the online glossary on this site.

Received Pronunciation (RP)
dialect
British Commonwealth
trade
pidgin
creole
expanded pidgin
jargon
Tok Pisin
slang
code-switching

Oxford English Dictionary, 3rd ed. 2001-