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Journal Title: English Today
Volume/Issue:   25 / 1
Date: 2009
Table of Contents: ‘English fever’ in South Korea: its history and symptoms
by Jin-KyuPark
pp 50-57

World Englishes, English as a Lingua Franca, and the case of Hong Kong English
by AndrewSewell
pp 37-43

Graveyard frolics
by AlexanderTulloch
pp 58-60

It's kuloo tu: recent developments in Kenya's Englishes
by ChristianeMeierkord
pp 3-11

The history of be fixing to: grammaticization, sociolinguistic distribution and emerging literary spaces
by KAaronSmith
pp 12-18

English in China: some thoughts after the Beijing Olympics
by Emily Tsz YanFong
pp 44-49

Assessing the status of lesser-known varieties of English
by DanielSchreier
pp 19-24

The law of Hobson-Jobson
by SusanPurcell
pp 60-64

Exploring discourse on globalizing English
by AlexanderOnysko
pp 25-36

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Lexicography
 
LL Issue: 20.861