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Journal Title: English Today
Volume/Issue:   25/2
Date: 2009
Table of Contents: Writing in Cameroon pidgin English: begging the question
by Bonaventure M. Sala
pp 11-17

A survey of the language situation in Zimbabwe
by Muzi Mlambo
pp 18-24

Maltese English and the nativization phase of the dynamic model
by Joshua Thusat, Emily Anderson, Shante Davis, Mike Ferris, Amber Javed, Angela Laughlin, Christopher McFarland, Raknakwan Sangsiri, Judith Sinclair, Victoria Vastalo, Win O. Whelan, Jessica Wrubel
pp 25-32

The functions of English in Nigeria from the earliest times to the present day
by Rotimi Olorunfemi Taiwo
pp 3-10

In pursuit of linguistic gold: mothering in a globalised world
by Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew
pp 33-39

English railway announcements in Singapore
by Brian Poole
pp 40-42

English as a lingua franca in aviation
by Walter Seiler
pp 43-48

‘World English’ and the Latin analogy: where we get it wrong
by Kanavillil Rajagopalan
pp 49-54

The final future of t
by Michael Bulley
pp 55-56

‘Sweet as!’: the intensifier as in New Zealand and Australian English
by Joseph Sowa
pp 58-61

Conference Report: IAWE14, Hong Kong, 1–5 December 2008
by Bertus van Rooy
pp 63-64

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Latin
Pidgin, Cameroon
 
LL Issue: 20.2070