SPE (Special Englishes)

  • Director: Manfred Markus
  • Compiler: Lisa Trawöger
  • Technical advice: Michael Oberhauser

This database of now just over a hundred recorded varieties of English worldwide (with transcriptions, informative background data and maps) is meant to focus on countries/regions of relatively small size/importance, but with a sometimes fascinating history and/or an extraordinary cultural complexity. Examples in Europe are: Malta, Gibraltar and the Channel Islands.

The convenient availability of material, including sonograms, wants to encourage academic concern with "the lesser used languages", both in teaching and research.

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