There is debate on the existence of this variety within the expanding circle, I think it exists in as much as we can categorise other varieties (i.e. Singlish falls under the 'Asian-English' label).

I'm searching for examples to support/refute the idea of 'Euro-English', I've investigated countability but I'm in search of more data.

Could anyone provide any examples of other morphological, grammatical or lexical features which are unique to varieties of English within Europe? Or point me to a corpus/journals which have this data.

Or does it not exist, could you point me towards academic literature which refutes its existence?

  • Well, there are actually two English-speaking countries in Europe: Britain and Ireland. So I suppose they speak Euro-English.
    – fdb
    Dec 23 '13 at 22:42
  • Take a look at this book, it includes arguments based on linguistic evidence: Mollin, Sandra. 2006. Euro-English. Assessing Variety Status. Tübingen: Narr.
    – robert
    Dec 23 '13 at 23:21
  • I'm assuming that what the questioner has in mind is non-native varieties of English spoken in Europe. Maybe i'm wrong.
    – P Elliott
    Dec 24 '13 at 2:56
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    I would suggest to expand what you have found so far during your research. The way the question is asked, I can only suppose confusion between forms ("branches") of language used by native speakers (en-US, en-GB) and accents used by non-native English speakers. The features of accents largely depend on the speaker's native language. For example, rolling [r] and absence of [ð θ] in Russian will often make Russian-English accent to retain rolling [r], [ð θ] replaced with [z s], just like in movies. Is this what is needed?
    – bytebuster
    Dec 24 '13 at 3:11
  • not exactly what you want but very similar univie.ac.at/voice/page/corpus_description
    – Alex B.
    Dec 24 '13 at 21:41

I think your idea of "euro-English" is nothing more than Globish. Here are a couple of books, that might help you.

Globish: How the English Language Became the World's Language TIMOTHY FARRINGTON

The History of English DAVID GRAMLEY

The Stories of English DAVID CRYSTAL

Each of these books treat the subject of world variants of English.

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