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Journal Title: English World-Wide
Volume/Issue:   35 / 1
Date: 2014
Table of Contents: 201. iii, 119 pp.

Table of Contents


The times they are a-changin’ — and so are the editors of EWW
Edgar W. Schneider, Marianne Hundt and Daniel Schreier
1 – 5

The dative alternation in South Asian English(es): Modelling predictors and predicting prototypes
Tobias Bernaisch, Stefan Th. Gries and Joybrato Mukherjee
7 – 31

Economic migrants, social networks, and the prospect of koinéization in the United Arab Emirates
Ronald Boyle
32 – 51

An 18th-century novel from the Miskito Coast: What was creolized?
John Holm
52 – 67

‘Don’t even [θ/f/h]ink aboot it’: An ethnographic investigation of social meaning, social identity and (θ) variation in Glasgow
Robert Lawson
68 – 93

Book reviews

Luján García, Carmen, 2013. The English Language and Anglo-American Culture. Its Impact on Spanish Language and Society
Reviewed by Cristina Suárez-Gómez
95 – 98

Lisa Lim, Anne Pakir and Lionel Wee, eds. 2010. English in Singapore. Modernity and Management
Reviewed by Sarah Lee
99 – 103

Warren Maguire and April McMahon, eds. 2011. Analysing Variation in English
Reviewed by Becky Childs
104 – 108

Lars Hinrichs and Joseph T. Farquharson, eds. 2011. Variation in the Caribbean. From Creole Continua to Individual Agency
Reviewed by Agata Daleszynska
109 – 113

Philip Seargeant, ed. 2011. English in Japan in the Era of Globalization
Reviewed by James D'Angelo
114 – 119
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Creole English, Nicaragua
LL Issue: 25.1418