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Journal Title: English Today
Volume/Issue:   27 / 2
Date: 2011
Table of Contents: Present and future horizons for Irish English
by Raymond Hickey
pp 3-16

Victories fastened in grammar: historical documentation of Irish English
by Kevin McCafferty
pp 17-24

'Irish isn't spoken here' Language policy and planning in Ireland
by Philip McDermott
pp 25-31

What is Irish Standard English?
by John M Kirk
pp 32-38

Grammatical variation in Irish English
by Karen P Corrigan
pp 39-46

The pragmatics of Irish English
by Elaine Claire Vaughan, Brian Clancy
pp 47-52

Ireland in translation
by Michael Cronin
pp 53-57

Teaching and Irish English
by Anne O'Keeffe
pp 58-64

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
LL Issue: 22.2530