Kingsley
 
 

Professor Emeritus

kingsley.bolton@english.su.se

Kingsley Bolton is Professor Emeritus in English Linguistics. Kingsley was educated at the University of Kent, Edinburgh University, and Reading University, UK. His research interests include a wide range of topics related to language and society and English worldwide. Kingsley is currently Co-Editor of the international journal World Englishes (Wiley-Blackwell), and a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of Applied Linguistics Review, Educational Studies, English Today, English World-Wide and the Journal of World Languages. He has an active and continuing research agenda, much of which focuses on English in the Asian region, English-medium education, and world Englishes. His publications include a number of books on world Englishes and Asian Englishes, as well as research articles dealing with issues related to English-medium instruction (EMI). His most recent book project has been The handbook of Asian Englishes (2020, Wiley-Blackwell), which provides an up-to-date overview of the status, functions and features of English in the Asian region. In addition, he is also Series Editor for a new book series from Routledge, entitled Multilingual Asia.

 

Selected publications


Books (selected):

Bolton, Kingsley and Helen Kwok (eds.). (1992). Sociolinguistics today: International perspectives. London: Routledge.

Bolton, Kingsley. (2003). Chinese Englishes: A sociolinguistic history. Cambridge University Press.

Bolton, Kingsley and Braj B. Kachru (eds.) (2006). World Englishes: Critical concepts in linguistics. Routledge.

Bolton, Kingsley and Braj B. Kachru (eds.) (2007). Asian Englishes. Routledge.

Bolton, Kingsley & Han Yang (eds.). (2008). Language and society in Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Open University Press.

Bolton, Kingsley & Maria L.A. Bautista (eds.). (2008) Philippine English: Linguistic and literary perspectives. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

Bolton, Kingsley and Jan Olsson (eds.) (2010). Media, popular culture, and the American century. National Library of Sweden and John Libbey.

Bacon-Shone, John, Kingsley Bolton & Kang Kwong Luke. (2015). Language use, proficiency and attitudes in Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Social Sciences Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong.

Bolton, Kingsley, Werner Botha, and Andy Kirkpatrick (eds.) (2020). The handbook of Asian Englishes. Oxford/Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell.


Journal special issues:

Bolton, Kingsley. (2000). Hong Kong English: Autonomy and creativity. World Englishes, 19(3). 263-452.

Bolton, Kingsley and Q.S. Tong (eds.). (2002). English in China. World Englishes, 21(2). 177-355.

Bolton, Kingsley and Maria L.S. Bautista (eds.). (2004). Philippine English. World Englishes, 23(1). 1-210.

Bolton, Kingsley and Rodney Jones (eds.). (2010). World Englishes and creativity. World Englishes, 29(4). 452-570.

Bolton, Kingsley. (2013). World Englishes and international call centres. World Englishes, 32(4). 495-550.

Bolton, Kingsley and Bee Chin Ng (eds.). (2014). English in multilingual Singapore. World Englishes, 33(3). 307-412.

Bolton, Kingsley and Werner Botha (eds.). (2015). English in contemporary China. World Englishes, 34(2). 169-310.

Bolton, Kingsley and Peter I. DeCosta (eds.). (2018). World Englishes and Second Language Acquisition. World Englishes 37(1). 1-140.

Bolton, Kingsley & Daniel R. Davis. (eds.). (2018). Celebrating the life and work of Larry E. Smith. World Englishes, Special issue 37(3). 393-536.

Bolton, Kingsley, Daniel Davis and S. N. Sridhar (eds.). (2019).  Special issue of the journal World Englishes on ‘The life and work of Braj B. Kachru’. World Englishes 38(1-2). 1-346. 
 

Journal articles (since 2018):
Bolton, Kingsley & Peter I. De Costa. (2018). World Englishes and Second Language Acquisition: Introduction. World Englishes 37(1). 2-4.

Bolton, Kingsley. (2018). World Englishes and Second Language Acquisition. World Englishes 37(1). 5-18.

Bolton, Kingsley & Daniel R. Davis. (2018). Introduction: Special issue celebrating the life and work of Larry E. Smith. World Englishes 37(3). 394-397.

Bolton, Kingsley & Daniel R. Davis. (2018). Larry Smith and world Englishes. World Englishes 37(3). 447-454.

Bolton, Kingsley & Daniel R. Davis. (2018). Larry E. Smith’s scholarly publications: A bibliography. World Englishes 37(3). 532-536.

Bolton, Kingsley. (2019). Braj B. Kachru and Asian Englishes. World Englishes 38(1-2). 67-77.

Bolton, Kingsley, Daniel Davis & S. N. Sridhar. (2019). The life and work of Braj B. Kachru. World Englishes 38(1-2). 4.

Bolton, Kingsley, Daniel Davis & S. N. Sridhar. (2019). Braj B. Kachru: A research bibliography. World Englishes 38(1-2). 340-346.
 

Book chapters (since 2018):
Bolton, Kingsley. (2018a). World Englishes: Current trends and future directions. In Ee-Ling Low & Anne Pakir (eds.), World Englishes: Re-thinking paradigms, 200-221. London: Routledge. 

Bolton, Kingsley. (2018b). World Englishes: Disciplinary debates and future directions. In Philip Seargeant, Ann Hewings & Stephen Pihlaja (eds.), Routledge handbook of English language studies, 59-76. London: Routledge. 

Bolton, Kingsley & Werner Botha. (2019). Multilingualism and language mixing among Singapore university students. In Indika Liyanage & Tony Walker (eds.), Multilingual Education Yearbook 2019, 43-61. Dordrecht: Springer.

Bolton, Kingsley. (2019). Researching world Englishes and the challenge of interdisciplinarity. In Peter I. De Costa, Dustin Crowther & Jeffrey Maloney (eds.), Investigating world Englishes: Research methodology and practical applications, x-xii. London/New York: Routledge.

Bolton, Kingsley. (2019). World Englishes: Current debates and future directions. In Daniel R. Davis, Cecil Nelson & Zoya Proshina (eds.), The handbook of world Englishes, 743-760. Oxford/New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell.

Wei Zhang, Kingsley Bolton & Werner Botha. (2019). English in China. In Daniel R. Davis, Cecil Nelson & Zoya Proshina (eds.), The handbook of world Englishes, 266-280. Oxford/New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell. In press.

Bolton, Kingsley. (2020). Modernity, globalization and Asian Englishes. In Ram Giri et al. (eds.), Functional variations in English: Theoretical considerations and practical challenges, 17-32. Cham: Springer. 

Bolton, Kingsley, Werner Botha & Siu-lun Lee. (2020). Linguistic landscapes and language contact. In Raymond Hickey (ed.), The handbook of language contact, 281–298 Oxford/New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell. In press.

Bolton, Kingsley, Werner Botha & Andy Kirkpatrick. (2020). Asian Englishes today. In Kingsley Bolton, Werner Botha & Andy Kirkpatrick (eds.), The handbook of Asian Englishes, 1-11. Oxford/New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell.

Bolton, Kingsley & John Bacon-Shone. 2020. The statistics of English across Asia. In Kingsley Bolton, Werner Botha & Andy Kirkpatrick (eds.), The handbook of Asian Englishes, 49-80. Oxford/New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell.

Bolton, Kingsley & Werner Botha. 2020. English in Asian universities. In Kingsley Bolton, Werner Botha & Andy Kirkpatrick (eds.), The handbook of Asian Englishes 133-168. Oxford/New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell. 

Bolton, Kingsley, John Bacon-Shone & Kang Kwong Luke. 2020. Hong Kong English. In Kingsley Bolton, Werner Botha & Andy Kirkpatrick (eds.), The handbook of Asian Englishes 449-478. Oxford/New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell. 

Bolton, Kingsley, Werner Botha & Siu-lun Lee. 2020. English in Asian linguistic landscapes. In Kingsley Bolton, Werner Botha & Andy Kirkpatrick (eds.), The handbook of Asian Englishes, 833-862. Oxford/New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell. 

Bolton, Kingsley, Werner Botha & Wei Zhang. 2020. English in China. In Kingsley Bolton, Werner Botha & Andy Kirkpatrick (eds.), The handbook of Asian Englishes, 503-528. Oxford/New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell.