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Constructing Glocal Identities through Multilingual Writing Practices on Flickr.com

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Constructing Glocal Identities through Multilingual Writing Practices on Flickr.com. / Lee, Carmen ; Barton, David.

In: International Multilingual Research Journal, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2011, p. 39-59.

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Lee C, Barton D. Constructing Glocal Identities through Multilingual Writing Practices on Flickr.com. International Multilingual Research Journal. 2011;5(1):39-59. doi: 10.1080/19313152.2011.541331

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Lee, Carmen ; Barton, David. / Constructing Glocal Identities through Multilingual Writing Practices on Flickr.com. In: International Multilingual Research Journal. 2011 ; Vol. 5, No. 1. pp. 39-59.

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