Monthly Archives: January 2012

More on high-tech factories

“When his days ended, he would retreat to a small bedroom just big enough for a mattress, wardrobe and a desk where he obsessively played an online game called Fight the Landlord.” Advertisements

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Garlic Ballads

                New book review: Mo Yan – Garlic Ballads

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Expat weaponry

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Foxconn and Pegatron

 

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The future is international…

… so exams must take this into account. From Cambridge Proficiency written exam Now write your letter/ proposal/ report/ essay

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Groundless Cynicism

My long review of A.P.R. Howatt’s A History of English Language Teaching is here

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The Rise of English

Languages do not fight for survival: A Darwinian scheme of evolution and ramification, of adaptive variation and selective survival, may look credible. Consciously or not, many linguists seem to have worked with such an analogy. But it only masks the … Continue reading

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