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Journal Title: English Today
Volume/Issue:   20/4
Date: October 2004
Table of Contents: Singapore, grammar, and the teaching of 'internationally acceptable English'
by Tom McArthur
pp 13-19

Learning world languages
by Tom McArthur
pp 2-2

Persian loanwords in English
by † Alan S. Kaye
pp 20-24

So what's in a book?
by Bob Blaisdell
pp 25-28

Latin and English as world languages
by Roger Wright
pp 3-13

The psychic rewards of teaching
by James E. Alatis
pp 30-37

Playful English: kinds of reduplication
by Paul Rastall
pp 38-41

'Is English we speaking': Trinbagonian in the twenty-first century
by Valerie Youssef
pp 42-49

Cucurbits
by Orin K Hargraves
pp 50-54

The faces and facets of English in Malaysia
by Joanne V Rajadurai
pp 54-58

Consonantal beginnings
by Michael Bulley
pp 59-60

Is the devil in the details? Jennifer Speake (ed.), 2003, The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, Oxford University Press (pp.xiv + 375. hb 0-19-860524-2)
reviewed by Robert Allen
pp 61-64

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Morphology
Phonetics
Phonology
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
Latin
Persian, Iranian
Dari
 
LL Issue: 16.302