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Journal Title: English Today
Volume/Issue:   26/1
Date: 2010
Table of Contents: Language and identity in Switzerland
by Keith Davidson
pp 15-17

Dutch English: tolerable, taboo, or about time too?
by Alison Edwards
pp 19-25

Describing ‘orderly differentiation’: compiling the Corpus of English in Finland
by Mikko Laitinen
pp 26-33

English as a trademark of modernity and elitism
by D. Hasanova
pp 3-8

The rush for English education in urban Cameroon: sociolinguistic implications and prospects
by Kelen Ernesta Fonyuy
pp 34-42

The status of English in Dubai
by Mick Randall, Mohammad Amir Samimi
pp 43-50

The double danger of English as a global language
by Jeffrey Gil
pp 51-56

The ET Column: Globalization and the spread of English: what does it mean to be Anglophone?
by Salikoko S Mufwene
pp 57-59

Drugs and where they can lead
by Alexander Tulloch
pp 62-64

English as a foreign language in Azerbaijan: English teaching in the post-Soviet era
by Ulker Shafiyeva, Sara Kennedy
pp 9-14

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Dutch
English
French
Latin
Malay
 
LL Issue: 21.982