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definite, specific and presuppositional. However, there are cases in which pronouns cannot be
Does language shape thought? Like all the best debates, the argument over whether thought controls language or language controls thought is ultimately unprovable.
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A guide to forecasting the popularity of the English language in the 21st century. By David Graddol, The British Council
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Reproduction of The International Phonetic Alphabet (Revised to 1993, Updated 1996)
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How can it be that a conversation between two Jamaicans needs translating into English? Jamaicans have a language all their own, a language partially based on, but very different from English.
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