"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.
This is a request for help with a reference on an article that I downloaded from linguist list a while back, and I didn't write down the complete source. The name of the article is "Grice's Cooperative Principle: Getting the Meaning Across", by Bethan Davies. The only information that I wrote down was that it was part of the "Leeds Working Papers". I am currently writing my dissertation, and I'm working on Grice's Cooperative Principle in relation to turn-taking, so I would like to quote this article, but I need to have the full source. Does anyone have the information, that you could help me? I would really appreciate it.
Regina Musselman Shank El Colegio de Mexico (currently living in Puerto Rico)