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A History of the Irish Language: From the Norman Invasion to Independence

By Aidan Doyle

This book "sets the history of the Irish language in its political and cultural context" and "makes available for the first time material that has previously been inaccessible to non-Irish speakers."


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The Cambridge Handbook of Pragmatics

Edited By Keith Allan and Kasia M. Jaszczolt

This book "fills the unquestionable need for a comprehensive and up-to-date handbook on the fast-developing field of pragmatics" and "includes contributions from many of the principal figures in a wide variety of fields of pragmatic research as well as some up-and-coming pragmatists."


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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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This article appears IN English Today Vol. 27, Issue 1, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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