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Journal Title: English World-Wide
Volume/Issue:   34/3
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iv, 137 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles

The World System of Englishes: Accounting for the transnational importance of mobile and mediated vernaculars
Christian Mair
253 – 278

African Bermudian English and the Caribbean connection
Nicole Eberle and Daniel Schreier
279 – 304

Salience and the sociolinguistics of Scouse spelling: Exploring the phonology of the Contemporary Humorous Localised Dialect Literature of Liverpool
Patrick Honeybone and Kevin Watson
305 – 340

Bey or bouy : Orthographic patterns in Bahamian Creole English on the web
Raymond Oenbring
341 – 364

Book reviews

Joybrato Mukherjee and Marianne Hundt, eds. 2011. Exploring Second-Language Varieties of English and Learner Englishes: Bridging a Paradigm Gap
Reviewed by Lize Terblanche
365 – 369

Daniel A. Nkemleke. 2011. Exploring Academic Writing in Cameroon English: A Corpus-based Perspective
Reviewed by Moisés D. Perales Escudero
370 – 373

Jamie Shinhee Lee and Andrew Moody, eds. 2012. English in Asian Popular Culture
Reviewed by Azirah Hashim
374 – 377

Erik R. Thomas. 2011. Sociophonetics. An Introduction
Reviewed by Matthew J. Gordon
378 – 382

Jane Setter, Cathy S.P. Wong and Brian H.S. Chan. 2010. Hong Kong English. (Dialects of English.)
Reviewed by Gavin Xiaoyue Bei
383 – 385

Obituary

Yamuna Kachru
Lisa Lim
387 – 389
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Typology
Writing Systems
Subject Language(s): Creole English, Bahamas
Bajan
English
Pidgin, Nigerian
Creole English, Vincentian
 
LL Issue: 24.4184