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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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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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Title: Medien als Mittel urbaner Kommunikation
Subtitle: Kontrastive Perspektiven Französisch - Deutsch
Edited By: Ramona Schröpf
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?264078
Series Title: Sprache - Kultur - Gesellschaft

Dieser Band beschäftigt sich mit den vielgestaltigen Aspekten der medialen Kommunikation. Der Schwerpunkt liegt dabei auf der Stadt als kommunikativem Raum, in dem eine Sammlung verschiedener Texte und Textsorten auf den unterschiedlichsten Trägern anzutreffen ist. Die Bandbreite der untersuchten Korpora reicht dabei von Straßen- und Verbotsschildern über Geschäftsbeschriftungen von Friseursalons, Modeboutiquen und Restaurants bis hin zu einer für den urbanen Raum besonders typischen Textsorte, den Graffiti. Es wird ein breiter Medienbegriff zugrunde gelegt, so dass das Medium einerseits als materieller «Träger» der Botschaft verstanden wird und andererseits auch die klassischen Massenmedien wie Fernsehen oder Presse sowie das Individualmedium Mobiltelefon Berücksichtigung finden.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): French
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783631640784
Pages: 191
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Europe EURO 42.90