IATEFL ESP SIG Journal

Several years ago, when the IATEFL; ESP SIG Journal carried out a survey of members, one person said they would like: “Less from Anglo-Saxon based perspective – more on global Englishes – I guess Garnet Publ. was Anglo-Saxon from the sound of it. How about finding an Asian sponsor?”

A quick survey of the last few journals showed:

Issue 48
Editor: England
Contributors:
1 India
1 Japan
1 Oman
1 Russia
1 Croatia
Issue 47
Editor: England
Contributors:
1 UK
1 Japan
1 China
1 India
1 Indonesia
1 Brunei
Issue 46
Editor: South Africa
Contributors:
3 Austria
1 Russia
1 Nigeria
1 Cuba
Issue 45
Editor: South Africa
Contributors:
1 England
1 USA
3 Japan
2 Japan
2 USA
Issue 44
Editor: South Africa
Contributors:
1 England
1 Greece
4 Argentina
1 Italy
1 Russia
Issue 43
Editor: England
Contributors:
2 Japan
1 China
2 Russia

I said I did not think that counted as being predominantly Anglo-Saxon.

Here is the latest information:

Issue 54
Editor: England
Contributors:
1 Japan
1 China
1 Poland
1 Austria
1 Brazil
1 Ghana
Issue 53
Editor: England
Contributors:
1 Bangladesh
1 Armenia
1 Russia
1 South Africa
Issue 52
Editor: England
Contributors:
1 China
1 Japan
3 England
Issue 51
Editor: England
Contributors:
1 Russia
1 Germany
1 Northern Cyprus
1 Ghana
Issue 50
Editor: England
Contributors:
1 Germany
2 England
1 Cuba
1 Russia
1 Congo
Issue 49
Editor: England
Contributors:
4 Greece
1 Russia
1 Scotland
1 England

I think we are doing quite well. It will be interesting to see what happens in the future!

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