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Title: The Construction of English
Written By: John Gray

This book takes the view that ELT global coursebooks, in addition to being
curriculum artefacts, are also highly wrought cultural artefacts which seek
to make English mean in highly selective ways and it argues that the
textual construction (and imaging) of English parallels the processes of
commodity promotion more generally.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0230222587
ISBN-13: 9780230222588
Prices: U.K. £ 50.00