"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.
Prosecutors’ Forensic Speech in Implicit Pragmalinguistics
What does a new branch of linguistics ‘Implicit Pragmalinguistics’ mean? And
what methods of analysis does it use? What are the peculiarities of
prosecutor’s forensic speech as a speech genre? What kinds of individual
speech behavior and stereotyped speech behavior do English-speaking and
Russian-speaking prosecutors have from the point of view of Implicit
Pragmalinguistics? You will find not only the answers to these questions but
also a lot of useful information concerning a human being.The book consists
of three parts devoted to the description of the methods and requirements for
the linguistic analysis in Implicit Pragmalinguistics, to the peculiarities of
English-speaking and Russian-speaking prosecutors’ individual and
stereotyped speech behavior on the grounds of the pragmalinguistic
experimental results. There were studied 65,280 items of analysis or small
syntactical groups to diagnose individual-personal qualities of the Russian-
speaking and English-speaking prosecutors, their stereotyped speech
behaviour according to their periods of working, their speech addressees and
national-cultural belonging of speech senders.The type of academic
readership: the book appeals to philologists, courtroom professionals,
psychologists, sociologists, teachers and students.