"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.
Responses to an opponent’s nonverbal behavior in a televised debate: Audience perceptions of credibility and likeability Harry Weger, Jr, John S. Seiter, Kimberly A. Jacobs and Valerie Akbulut 179 – 203
Argumentation in hypertext: A case study of NGOs’ campaigning Chiara Degano 204 – 225
Argument kinds and argument roles in the Ontario provincial election, 2011 Hans V. Hansen and Douglas N. Walton 226 – 258
Benoît Frydman/Michel Meyer (eds.): Chaïm Perelman (1912–2012). De la nouvelle rhétorique à la logique juridique Reviewed by Manfred Kienpointner 259 – 266
Ana Patricia Macedo, The development of children’s argument skills. Thesis Reviewed by Celine Miserez Caperos 267 – 268
I. Fairclough and N. Fairclough, Political discourse analysis. A method for advanced students. Reviewed by Assimakis Tseronis 269 – 278