Happy birthday, UAE!

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    The United Arab Emirates are celebrating their 39th national day this month. Trucial Oman, as it was then known, became independent from their semi-colonial relationship with Britain in December 1971 and the country has since experienced some dramatic changes: its population has increased more than 30-fold from 180,226 at the time of the 1968 census to 5,671,112 in 2009, and the country has grown fabulously rich on its oil exports, which began in 1969.
    Original languageEnglish
    Specialist publicationLanguage on the move
    PublisherLanguage on the move
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2010

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    • 200401 applied linguistics and educational linguistics
    • 200405 language in culture and society (sociolinguistics)


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