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Evolutionary Syntax

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Title: ‘I would like to sound like Heidi Klum’: What do non-native speakers say about who they want to sound like?
Author: Chit Cheung Matthew Sung
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Institution: Lancaster University
Linguistic Field: Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: English nowadays plays an important role in the political, diplomatic, commercial, economic and cultural activities on the global stage (see, e.g., Graddol, 1997, 2006; Jenkins, 2000; Warschauer, 2000; Crystal, 2003). As a result of the widespread use of English around the globe, several scholars contend that English no longer exclusively represents the culture of native English-speaking countries, nor are they the exclusive ‘owners’ of English (see e.g. Widdowson, 1994).


This article appears IN English Today Vol. 29, Issue 2, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .

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