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New English

  1. The form of the English language spoken since the Great Vowel Shift in England, completed in roughly 1550.


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New English (plural New Englishes)

  1. A variety of English that has come into being in a region where English was a former colonial language or is a foreign language.
    • 2012, James Lambert, “Beyond Hobson-Jobson: A new lexicography for Indian English”, in World Englishes[1], page 305:
      Nevertheless, a certain amount of schizophrenia pertains to the study of World Englishes as New Englishes, for while new Englishes are regarded as valid varieties in their own right, the description and delineation of them in linguistic terms is conducted through the gaze of native-speaker norms.