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Journal Title: English Today
Volume/Issue:   24 / 2
Date: 2008
Table of Contents: English in Asia, Asian Englishes, and the issue of proficiency
by KingsleyBolton
pp 3-12

‘So where we are?’ Spoken lingua franca English at a technical university in Sweden
by BeyzaBjörkman
pp 35-41

English is getting weirder, and so R wee
by Evelyn Nien-MingCh'ien
pp 50-55

The weather
by AlexanderTulloch
pp 62-64

'Death of the mother tongue' – is English a glottophagic language in South Africa?
by RajendMesthrie
pp 13-19

English as the official working language of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): Features and strategies
by AngelaKirkpatrick
pp 27-34

Spelling, accent and identity in computer-mediated communication
by PhilipAShaw
pp 42-49

Exploring genre and register in contemporary English
by DavidNunan
pp 56-61

English as a lingua franca: between form and function
by MarioSaraceni
pp 20-26

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
 
LL Issue: 19.1778