Macau English: status, functions and forms

  title={Macau English: status, functions and forms},
  author={Andrew Moody},
  journal={English Today},
  pages={3 - 15}
  • A. Moody
  • Published 1 September 2008
  • Law
  • English Today
ABSTRACT The sociolinguistics of a small community of English users. A journalist for a local Macau English-language newspaper recently wrote to me and several other friends and asked us to describe Macau with one word. Many words came to mind: historic, multicultural, casinos, growth, etc.; but the word I chose to suggest does not necessarily come to mind until one has lived here, small. Indeed, Macau is a very small community. At the end of September 2007, the resident population was 531,400… 
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