"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.
Processing visual metaphor: A study in thinking out loud Ester Šorm and Gerard J. Steen 1 – 34
UK media representations of Carbon Capture and Storage: Actors, frames and metaphors Brigitte Nerlich and Rusi Jaspal 35 – 53
Metaphoric cognition as social activity: Dissolving the divide between metaphor in thought and communication Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr. 54 – 76
One small step for MIP towards automated metaphor identification?: Formulating general rules to determine basic meanings in large-scale approaches to metaphor Aletta G. Dorst, W.G. Reijnierse and Gemma Venhuizen 77 – 99
Life is a journey: Source–path–goal structure in the videogames “Half-Life 2”, “Heavy Rain”, and “Grim Fandango” Roelf Kromhout and Charles Forceville 100 – 116
Herrera-Soler, H. & White, M. (Eds.). (2012). Metaphor and Mills: Figurative Language in Business and Economics. Reviewed by Seth Lindstromberg 117 – 131