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Journal Title: English Today
Volume/Issue:   26 / 4
Date: 2010
Table of Contents: Defending Strunk and White
by Michael Bulley
pp 57-62

The ET column. Will Chinese take over from English as the world's most important language?
by David Graddol
pp 3-4

To borrow or not to borrow: the use of English loanwords as slang on websites in Brazilian Portuguese
by Eduardo H. Diniz de Figueiredo
pp 5-12

Variation in V+the+N idioms
by Massrura Mostafa
pp 37-43

Dying and killing: euphemisms in current English
by Gerry Abbott
pp 51-52

China's English mystery – the views of a China ‘foreign expert’
by Martin Wolff
pp 53-56

Unvernacular Appalachia: an empirical perspective on West Virginia dialect variation
by Kirk Hazen, Paige Butcher, Ashley King
pp 13-22

Teaching English in Turkmenistan
by Valerie Sartor
pp 29-36

Old whine online: prescriptive grammar blogs on the Internet
by Deborah Schaffer
pp 23-28

Lexical traps in Hong Kong English
by Julie M. Groves, Hei Tao Chan
pp 44-50

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
LL Issue: 21.4632