Werner Botha is Senior Lecturer in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Flinders University, Australia. His research interests include the use of English in Asian higher education, language variation, multilingualism, and sociolinguistics. He is Co-Editor of The Handbook of Asian Englishes, published by Wiley Blackwell, editorial board member of the journal Language Matters (Taylor and Francis), and the Assistant Editor for the Wiley journal World Englishes.
Selected recent publications include:
Books and journal special issues
Bolton, Kingsley, Werner Botha, and Andy Kirkpatrick. (Eds.) (2020). The Handbook of Asian Englishes. United Kingdom. Wiley-Blackwell. (Category winner of the 2021 AAP PROSE awards)
Botha, Werner, Van Rooy, Bertus and Susan Coetzee-van Rooy. (2021). Special issue on ‘South African Englishes’. World Englishes. United Kingdom. Wiley-Blackwell.
Botha, Werner and Tobias Bernaisch (2020). The features of Asian Englishes. In The Handbook of Asian Englishes, eds. Kingsley Bolton, Werner Botha and Andy Kirkpatrick. United Kingdom. Wiley-Blackwell.
Bolton, Kingsley, Werner Botha and Siu-Lun Lee. (2020). Linguistic landscapes and language contact. In The Handbook of Language Contact, ed. Raymond Hickey. United Kingdom: Wiley Blackwell.
Botha, Werner and Susan Coetzee-van Rooy. (2021). Language mixing in the social network of a South African student. World Englishes 40.1. 1-21.
Botha, Werner. (2021). The functions of language mixing in the social networks of Singapore students. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 269. 1-24.
Recognised among 24 scholars in Humanities, Arts and Literature in The Australian research citations, listed as the most cited researcher for English Language and Literature between 2015-2020.
Werner is the topic co-ordinator and teaches the following topics:
(1) Academic and Professional Communication
(2) Language in Society
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