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  • The dominance of English: a view from Japan

    Posted by on May 14, 2013

    Our series on English as a lingua franca continues with a post from Japan. We asked Jim Ronald, Professor of English Linguistics at Hiroshima Shudo University, to provide a perspective on Japan’s engagement with English. Jim has discussed the subject with four of his students, and they give their views here. __________ What impact is […]

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  • Paniku, guroi, asutoramu – English transformed

    Posted by on March 22, 2010

    Our next guest post, written by Jim Ronald, Professor of English Linguistics and Deputy Director of the International Affairs Center at Hiroshima Shudo University, discusses the transformation English words go through when adopted into Japanese. _______ Words from English always change in some ways when they become part of Japanese: in the way that they […]

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