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July 14, 2005

Conference on World Englishes at Purdue U.

The 11th annual meeting of the International Association for World Englishes Conference will take place at Purdue University on July 21-23. According to a university press release, "about 200 writers, scholars and teachers in communication, language, education, rhetoric, sociology and political science will talk about language rights, economic and cultural globalization effects on language, English language media effects, literary creativity, English educational policies and linguistic purism and discrimination." The conference theme is "The Multiple Expressions of World Englishes," and it will specifically focus on the role English is playing in Third World countries.
English Sounds Like One Language, but It's Really Not
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