"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
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.
This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.
Text Und Gesprächslinguistik / Linguistics of Text and Conversation
Ein internationales Handbuch zeitgenössischer Forschung / An
Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissensch
The Handbook, written predominantly in German, assumes the bilateral division of linguistic academic communication matter in both text and conversation and differentiates between the linguistics of texts (first volume) and the linguistics of conversation (second volume). Both volumes of the Handbook are set out so as to clearly present their subject matter, whereby the numerous differences and contrasts between the written monologue (textual communication) and the oral dialogue (conversational communication) are clearly represented and the reader is relieved of the tedious task of orientation. The main goals of the handbook are to represent recent international research as well as the historical development of re-search on this complex subject, to explain the basis of both textual and conversational methods of analysis, to analyze the crucial aspects of the constitution and typology of texts and conversations, as well as to present the dialogue between textual and conversational linguistics with other disciplines and specific areas of practice.