Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||edited by Sidney Greenbaum.|
|Series||English in the international context|
|LC Classifications||PE1073 .E55 1985|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xviii, 345 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||345|
|LC Control Number||84002774|
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