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Journal Title: English Today
Volume/Issue:   28/3
Table of Contents: The statistics of English in China
by Rining Wei, Jinzhi Su
pp 10-14

‘Practical’ English and the crisis of English studies
by Weiguo Qu
pp 15-20

English-language creative writing by Chinese university students
by Fan Dai
pp 21-26

Exploring pronunciation features of Yunnan English
by Ran Ao, Ee Ling Low
pp 27-33

English in China today
by Kingsley Bolton, David Graddol
pp 3-9

The biggest English corner in China
by Shuang Gao
pp 34-39

Chinese-English code-mixing among China's netizens
by Wei Zhang
pp 40-52

The use of English in China's real estate advertising
by Songqing Li
pp 53-59

Is English a threat to Chinese language and culture?
by Lin Pan, Philip Seargeant
pp 60-66

Local responses to global English: perceptions of English in Taiwan
by Han-Yi Lin
pp 67-72

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
 
LL Issue: 23.4015