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Journal Title: English Today
Volume/Issue:   29 / 4
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: Contacts and encounters in English as a Lingua Franca
by GibsonFerguson
pp 61-62

The BBC Voices website
by JonRussellHerring
pp 57-58

A critical reading of gender construction in Malaysian children's literature
by RameshNair, TalifRosli
pp 37-44

The function of Student Pidgin in Ghana
by LauraRupp
pp 13-22

Say, be like, quote (unquote), and the air-quotes: interactive quotatives and their multimodal implications
by MartinaLampert
pp 45-56

Explicating some prepositional usages in Cameroon English
by AlainTakam
pp 23-29

Code-switching in the conversations of the Chinese trading community in Africa: the case of Botswana
by Anthonia EboseremenAkhidenor
pp 30-36

Looking back and moving forward: what anaphora can reveal about human languages and the mind
by SimoneC.Bacchini
pp 59-60

Studying attitudes to English usage
by IngridTieken-Boonvan Ostade
pp 3-12

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Pragmatics
Semantics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): English
Krio
Pidgin, Cameroon
 
LL Issue: 25.772