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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?

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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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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: Aktuelle Forschungsthemen der Sprechwissenschaft 3
Subtitle: Phonetik, Rhetorik, Sprechkunst, Sprach- und Stimmstörungen
Edited By: Anders Lutz Christian
Bose Ines
Ursula Hirschfeld
Neuber Baldur
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?262883
Series Title: Hallesche Schriften zur Sprechwissenschaft und Phonetik - Band 43

Die in diesem Band publizierten Beiträge stammen ausnahmslos von jungen Sprechwissenschaftlerinnen und Sprechwissenschaftlern, die als Absolventen des Seminars für Sprechwissenschaft und Phonetik der Universität Halle-Wittenberg Beiträge für die Bereiche Phonetik, Rhetorik sowie Sprach-, Sprech- und Stimmstörungen vorgelegt haben. Die Themenpalette reicht von artikulatorisch-phonetischen Detailuntersuchungen über Fragen der Aussprachekodifizierung bis hin zum Rap, von antiken medizinischen Quellen zur Stimmgesundheit und über rhetorische Themen wie «Obama als orator perfectus» bis zu Sir Peter Ustinov. Auch fach- und gebietsübergreifende Arbeiten sind unter den Beiträgen, beispielsweise zur Arzt-Patienten-Kommunikation, zu argumentativen Strukturen im Kabarett und zu Äußerungsparametern bei Patienten mit neurologischen Läsionen.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783631628836
Pages: 273
Prices: U.S. $ 57.95
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Germany € 46.95
Europe EURO 43.9

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783653031959
Pages: 273
Prices: U.S. $ 57.95
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