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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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What is English? And Why Should We Care?

By: Tim William Machan

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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Medical Writing in Early Modern English

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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.


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Title: Face, Communication and Social Interaction
Edited By: Francesca Bargiela
Michael Haugh
Description:

It is an enduring theme of humanity that people are concerned about what
others think of them. The notion of face has thus become firmly established
as a means of explaining various social phenomena in a range of fields
within the social sciences, including anthropology, pragmatics,
sociolinguistics, and psychology. Yet face has also become increasingly
entrenched in the literature as a kind of pre-existing sociocultural
construct. This book offers an alternative in focusing on the ways in which
face is both constituted in and constitutive of social interaction, and its
relationship to self, identity and broader sociocultural expectations.

There are three main themes explored in this volume. Part I, ‘Face in
interaction’, encompasses contributions that deal with face as it emerges
in interaction in various institutional and non-institutional settings. In
Part II, the relationship between self, identity and face is investigated
in the context of interpersonal communication. The final part considers
various approaches to establishing links between individual interactions
(the so-called micro) and broader sociocultural expectations or 'norms'
that interactants bring into interactions (the so-called macro).

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1845532910
ISBN-13: 9781845532918
Pages: 344
Prices: U.K. £ 50.00
U.S. $ 80.00