"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.
Saying, Meaning and Referring
Essays on François Recanti's Philosophy of Language
Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition
The distinguished philosopher of language, François Recanati, has proposed
a wide-ranging truth-conditional model of pragmatics. In this collection,
various aspects of his theories are addressed by distinguished
contributors, and are then commented on or answered by Recanati himself so
that the reader is drawn into the central debate within philosophy of
language and cognitive science as to what kind of pragmatics system is needed.