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Journal Title: English Today
Volume/Issue:   24/3
Date: 2008
Table of Contents: Will CLT Bail Out the Bogged Down ELT in Bangladesh?
by M. Obaidul Hamid, Richard B. Baldauf Jr.
pp 16-24

From Global Language Use to Local Meanings: English in Finnish public discourse
by Irma Taavitsainen, Päivi Pahta
pp 25-38

Macau English: Status, functions and forms
by Andrew Moody
pp 3-15

English as an International Language? Taiwanese University Teachers' Dilemma and Struggle…
by Hsuan-Yau Tony Lai
pp 39-45

Swiss 'Cool'
by Keith Davidson
pp 46-48

Knock-Knock Words
by Antonio Lillo
pp 48-57

English as a Lingua Franca: Form follows function
by Alessia Cogo
pp 58-61

Water, Water Everywhere…
by Alexander Tulloch
pp 62-64

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Finnish
 
LL Issue: 19.2559