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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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To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.


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Title: Reading Images
Subtitle: The Grammar of Visual Design
Written By: Gunther Kress
Theo van Leeuwen
Description:

This second edition of the landmark book Reading Images builds on its
reputation as the first systematic and comprehensive account of the grammar
of visual design. Drawing on an enormous range of examples from children's
drawings to textbook illustrations, photo-journalism to fine art, as well
as three-dimensional forms such as sculpture and toys, the authors examine
the ways in which images communicate meaning.

Features of this fully updated second edition include: new material on
moving images and on color, a discussion of how images and their uses have
changed through time, websites and web-based images, and ideas on the
future of visual communication.

Reading Images' focus on the structures or 'grammar' of visual design:
color, perspective, framing and composition, provides the reader with an
invaluable 'tool-kit' for reading images and makes it a must for anyone
interested in communication, the media and the arts.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Sociolinguistics
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ISBN: 0415319145
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Pages: 304
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ISBN: 0415319153
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Pages: 304
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