The Inferior Science and the Dominant Use of English in Knowledge Production

  title={The Inferior Science and the Dominant Use of English in Knowledge Production},
  author={Kumju Hwang},
  journal={Science Communication},
  pages={390 - 427}
  • Kumju Hwang
  • Published 1 June 2005
  • Education
  • Science Communication
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