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Evolutionary Syntax

By Ljiljana Progovac

This book "outlines novel and testable hypotheses, contains extensive examples from many different languages" and is "presented in accessible language, with more technical discussion in footnotes."


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The Making of Vernacular Singapore English

By Zhiming Bao

This book "proposes a new theory of contact-induced grammatical restructuring" and "offers a new analytical approach to New English from a formal or structural perspective."


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Title: Response to Gil: The double danger of English as a global language
Author: Meredith Stephens
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: English
Japanese
Abstract: Gil (2010) argues that Australia needs to develop proficiency in Asian languages and cultures in order to 'pursue its interests' (p. 54) in the region. One of the reasons is that although English is widely studied in Asia few speakers achieve proficiency. However this view is contrary to the way the status of English is perceived in at least one Asian society that will be discussed here, Japan.

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