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Journal Title: English Today
Volume/Issue:   29/2
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: ‘I would like to sound like Heidi Klum’: What do non-native speakers say about who they want to sound like?
by Chit Cheung Matthew Sung
pp 17-21

Editorial
by pp 2-2

Why can recognize be pronounced without /ɡ/? On silent letters and French origin in English – and what other explanations there can be
by Daniel Huber
pp 22-26

Subverting the rules of grammar: is Kolaveri di the subalterns' English?
by Rafia Kazim
pp 27-32

English in Malaysia: a case of the past that never really went away?
by Jeannet Stephen
pp 3-8

Substrate influence: from spelling pronunciation to pronunciation spelling – a growing trend among university students in Kenya
by Serah Waitiki
pp 33-36

‘One panini, two paninis…’: the grammar of Italian culinary culture in Britain today
by Jane Dunnett
pp 37-39

A role for lexical bundles in the implementation of Content and Language Integrated Learning programmes in Colombian universities
by Sergio Torres Martínez
pp 40-45

Communicative language teaching in Japan: current practices and future prospects
by Emiko Abe
pp 46-53

Mainland Chinese students' English use in Macao
by Kun Zhang
pp 54-59

The range of English spelling
by J. B. Shipley
pp 60-62

Impossible, in a possible sort of way
by Michael Bulley
pp 63-64

The attitudes of Hong Kong students towards Hong Kong English and Mandarin-accented English
by Qi Zhang
pp 9-16

ENG volume 29 issue 2 Cover and Back matter
by pp b1-b2

ENG volume 29 issue 2 Cover and Front matter
by pp f1-f3

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Phonology
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
 
LL Issue: 24.1996