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 journals Language Matters and Educational Studies (Taylor and Francis), and Assistant Editor for the Wiley journal World Englishes.
Selected recent publications include:
Botha, Werner. (2022). Academic literacy skills and the challenge for Australian higher education. Educational Studies. 1-21.
Botha, Werner, Kingsley Bolton and John Bacon-Shone. (2022). EMI (English-medium instruction) in Singapore's major universities. World Englishes. 1-20.
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.
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)
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
Assistant Editor: World Englishes (Wiley Blackwell, SSCI)
Editorial Board Member: Language Matters; Educational Studies (Taylor and Francis, SSCI)
Professional Membership: International Association of World Englishes (IAWE)
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