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What is English? And Why Should We Care?

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To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.


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Medical Writing in Early Modern English

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Title: Journal of Asian Pacific Communication
Publisher: John Benjamins
 
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URL: http://beta.benjamins.com/#catalog/journals/japc
Description: The Journal of Asian Pacific Communication (JAPC) is an international refereed journal whose academic mission is to bring together specialists from diverse scholarly disciplines to discuss and interpret language and communication issues as they pertain to the people of Asian Pacific regions and impact on their Diaspora immigrant communities worldwide. The journal’s academic orientation is generalist, passionately committed to interdisciplinary approaches to language and communication studies in the Asian Pacific. Thematic issues of previously published issues of JAPC include Cross-Cultural Communications: Literature, Language, Ideas; Sociolinguistics in China; Japan Communication Issues; Mass Media in the Asian Pacific; Comic Art in Asia, Historical Literacy, and Political Roots; Communication Gains through Student Exchanges & Study Abroad; Language Issues in Malaysia; English Language Development in East Asia; The Teachings of Writing in the Pacific Basin; Language and Identity in Asia; The Economics of Language in the Asian Pacific.
ISSN: 0957-6851
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

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