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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: The Language of Science
Subtitle: M.A.K Halliday
Written By: Michael A. K. Halliday
Edited By: Jonathan J. Webster
Series Title: Collected Works of M.A.K. Halliday
Description:

This fifth volume of the collected works explores 'the semantic character
of scientific discourse.' It opens with a new essay by Professor Halliday
in which he looks at the power of language to make meaning, and addresses
the question 'how big is a language'? In the essays that follows Halliday
argues that there is no single register of science, but there are numerous
scientific discourses. Looking at the history of scientific discourse, it
is possible to see new strategies evolving which are grounded in processes
of metaphor. These grammatical metaphors increase the power that a
language has for theorizing and hence it is within these metaphors that
much of the power of language resides.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
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ISBN: 0826458718
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Pages: 288
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Pages: 272
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