Arab World English Journal
AWEJ Vol.2 No.3 August 2011 pp. 168-174
Omani & Texan English: Common Threads
University of Nizwa , Oman
While seemingly dissimilar, Omani and Texan English (TXE) share common threads of non-standardization in terms of pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and discourse. These areas are highlighted to help teachers show students how to either side step these stigmatizing characteristics of OE (Omani English) or embrace them as a show of solidarity.
Key words: World Englishes, Omani English, identity, solidarity, non-standardization writing about and exploring the Middle East.