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Journal Title: English World-Wide
Volume/Issue:   34 / 2
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: Please Note: This issue has been modified to reflect a corrected subject line.

2013. iii, 129 pp.

Table of Contents


“We just don’t even know”: The usage of the pragmatic focus particles even and still in Nigerian English
Robert Fuchs, Ulrike Gut and Taiwo Soneye 123 – 145

Natural language change or prescriptive influence?: Throve, dove, pled, drug and snuck in 19th-century American English
Lieselotte Anderwald 146 – 176

Intelligibility and attitudes: How American English and Singapore English are perceived around the world
Ying-Ying Tan and Christina Castelli 177 – 201

Temporal adverbials and the present perfect/past tense alternation
Valentin Werner 202 – 240

Book reviews

Lisa Lim and Nikolas Gisborne, eds. 2011. The Typology of Asian Englishes
Reviewed by Zhiming Bao 241 – 244

Joseph Lo Bianco, Jane Orton and Gao Yihong, eds. 2009. China and English: Globalisation and the Dilemmas of Identity
Reviewed by Zhichang Xu 245 – 251
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 24.2339