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Journal Title: English Today
Volume/Issue:   24/1
Date: 2008
Table of Contents: Words, war and terror
by Geoffrey Hughes
pp 13-17

Japan and English as an alien language
by John Dougill
pp 18-22

The corpus revolution revisited
by Michael Rundell
pp 23-27

English circling the globe
by Rajend Mesthrie
pp 28-32

Two thousand million?
by David Crystal
pp 3-6

Bequia sweet/ Bequia is sweet: syntactic variation in a lesser-known variety of Caribbean English
by Miriam Meyerhoff
pp 33-40

Thinking in space: the lexis of thinking from a cognitive perspective
by Solveigh Wherrity Granath, Michael Wherrity
pp 41-48

Assessing the Nigerianness of SMS text-messages in English
by Innocent Eberechi Chiluwa
pp 51-56

Tiger Woods as a linguistic role model?
by Brian Poole
pp 59-61

Tennis terms
by Alexander Tulloch
pp 63-64

Still a gender-biased language?
by Jenny Cheshire
pp 7-10

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
 
LL Issue: 19.788