"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.
Critical Discourse Studies have released the fourth virtual special issue in the
series which has been running throughout 2012. This issue is now available to read
online, along with a full introduction to the series by Editor, John E. Richardson.
This theme of this virtual special issue is ‘Critical Approaches to Genre and
Hybridity’ and features seven specially selected articles from the journal which the
editor felt best reflected this theme.
The virtual special issue features the following articles (articles marked with an *
are free to access):
Rendering Equality and Diversity Policies in UK Higher Education Institutions*
Politics of Mitigation
The Teaching and Culture of Household Spanish: Understanding Racist
Reproduction in 'Domestic' Discourse*
Arab and American Computer War Games: The Influence of a Global Technology
Performing Citizenship on YouTube: Activism, Satire and Online Debate Around
the Anti-Islam Video 'Fitna'*
Generic Characteristics of the Office of the High Representative's Press Releases