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Journal Title: English Today
Volume/Issue:   21/4
Date: October 2005
Table of Contents: Timeless Tolkien [Part 2]
by Ross Smith
pp 13-20

Techno-change
by Tom McArthur
pp 2-2

Globalization, terrorism, and the English language in Nigeria
by Grace Ebunlola Adamo
pp 21-26

Lexical vestiges of English in the W language
by Yves Talla Sando Ouafeu
pp 27-30

Language planning in Malaysia: The first hundred years
by Abdullah Hassan
pp 3-12

Logla takna mi
by Lewis Jones
pp 30-32

‘Quality’ problems
by Brian Poole
pp 32-35

I mightn't have had to have been writing this
by Michael Bulley
pp 39-43

Death sentences
by Bob Blaisdell
pp 44-47

Practising my English in China
by X. Z. Shao
pp 48-54

Is EFL a Modern Trojan Horse?
by Niu Qiang, Martin Wolff
pp 55-60

Teaching and using English in Hong Kong, China, and the world
by Tom McArthur
pp 61-64

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
 
LL Issue: 16.2720