"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.
The discursive construction of the good death and the dying person: A discourse-theoretical analysis of Belgian newspaper articles on medical end-of-life decision making Leen Van Brussel and Nico Carpentier 479 – 499
Elite behaviour and elite communication in a divided society: The Belgian federal coalition formation of 2007 Kris Deschouwer and Martina Temmerman 500 – 520
Death penalty discourses and the U.K. polity: A critical analysis Eugene Flanagan 521 – 542
Missing the logic of the text: Lord Butler’s report on intelligence on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction Carole Boudeau 543 – 561
Terrorism rhetoric under the Bush Administration: Discourses and effects Valentina Bartolucci 562 – 582
The symbolic construction of communism in Turkish anti-communist propaganda during the Cold War Aylin Özman and Aslı Yazıcı Yakın 583 – 605
Loch Piny Owacho : The Luo cognitive semantic models of political contest Daniel Onyango 606 – 626
Tekin, Beyza Ç. (2010). Representations and Othering in Discourse: The Construction of Turkey in the EU Context Reviewed by Véronique Magaud 627 – 631
Hodges, Adam (2011). The “War on Terror” Narrative: Discourse and Intertextuality in the Construction and Contestation of Sociopolitical Reality. Reviewed by Patricia L. Dunmire 632 – 636