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Title: Sociolinguistics
Author: Fredrik Karlsson
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Institution: Umeå University
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics
Abstract: 07–484 Aceto, Michael (East Carolina U, USA; ), Statian Creole English: An English-derived language emerges in the Dutch Antilles. World Englishes (Blackwell) 25.3 & 4 (2006), 411–435.

07–485 Anchimbe, Eric A. (U Munich, Germany), World Englishes and the American tongue. English Today (Cambridge University Press) 22.4 (2006), 3–9.

07–486 Bartha, Csilla & Anna Borbély (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary; ), Dimensions of linguistic otherness: Prospects of minority language maintenance in Hungary. Language Policy (Springer) 5.3 (2006), 337–365.

07–487 Coetzee-Van Rooy, Susan (North-West U, Potchefstroom, South Africa; ), Integrativeness: Untenable for world Englishes learners? World Englishes (Blackwell) 25.3 & 4 (2006), 437–450.

07–488 Gooskens, Charlotte (U Groningen, The Netherlands; ) & Renée van Bezooijen, Mutual comprehensibility of written Afrikaans and Dutch: Symmetrical or asymmetrical? Literary and Linguistic Computing (Oxford University Press) 21.4 (2006), 543–557.

07–489 Gooskens, Charlotte & Wilbert Heeringa (U Groningen, The Netherlands; ), The relative contribution of pronunciational, lexical, and prosodic differences to the perceived distances between Norwegian dialects. Literary and Linguistic Computing (Oxford University Press) 21.4 (2006), 477–492.

07–490 Guilherme, Manuela (U De Coimbra, Portgual), English as a Global language and education for cosmopolitan citizenship. Language and International Communication (Multilingual Matters) 7.1 (2007), 72–90.

07–491 Koscielecki, Marek (The Open U, Hongk Kong, China). Japanized English, its context and socio-historical background. English Today (Cambridge University Press) 22.4 (2006), 25–31.

07–492 Meilin, Chen (Three Gorges University, China) & Hu Xiaoqiong, Towards the acceptability of China English at home and abroad. English Today (Cambridge University Press) 22.4 (2006), 44–52.

07–493 Mesthrie, Rajend (U Cape Town, South Africa; ), World Englishes and the multilingual history of English. World Englishes (Blackwell) 25.3 & 4 (2006), 381–390.

07–494 Poole, Brian (Ministry of Manpower, Muscat, the Sultanate of Oman), Some effects of Indian English on the language as it is used in Oman. English Today (Cambridge University Press) 22.4 (2006), 21–24.

07–495 Robinson, Ian (U Calabria, Italy), Genre and loans: English words in an Italian newspaper. English Today (Cambridge University Press) 22.4 (2006), 9–20.

07–496 Ross, Kathryn (U Oxford, UK; ), Status of women in highly literate societies: The case of Kerala and Finland. (Blackwell) 40.3 (2006), 171–178.

07–497 Sala, Bonaventure M. (Cameroon), Does Cameroonian English have grammatical norms? English Today (Cambridge University Press) 22.4 (2006), 59–64.

07–498 Wei-Yu Chen, Cheryl (National Taiwan Normal U, Taiwan; ), The mixing of English in magazine advertisements in Taiwan. World Englishes (Blackwell) 25.3 & 4 (2006), 467–478.

07–499 Wong, Jock (National U Singapore, Singapore; ), Contextualizing aunty in Singaporean English. World Englishes (Blackwell) 25.3 & 4 (2006), 451–466.

07–500 Xiaoxia, Cui (Yunnan U, China), An understanding of ‘China English’ and the learning and use of the English language in China. English Today (Cambridge University Press) 22.4 (2006), 40–43.

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