"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.
Managing ideological differences in joint political press conferences: A study of the strategic use of the personal pronoun ‘we’ Ulla Moberg and Göran Eriksson 315 – 334
Pragmatics meets ideology: Digraphia and non-standard orthographic practices in Serbian online news forums Dejan Ivković 335 – 356
Strategic maneuvering in the political rhetoric of Barack Obama Manfred Kienpointner 357 – 377
What’s in a word? Your enemy combatant is my refugee : The role of simultaneous interpreters in negotiating the lexis of Guantánamo in the European Parliament Morven Beaton-Thome 378 – 399
Event-construal in press reports of violence in two recent political protests: A cognitive linguistic approach to CDA Christopher Hart 400 – 423
The meanings of “war”: From lexis to context Annabelle Lukin 424 – 444
Citizenship, community, and counter-terrorism: UK security discourse, 2001–2011 Malcolm N. MacDonald, Duncan Hunter and John P. O'Regan 445 – 473
Martín Rojo, L. (2010). Constructing Inequality in Multilingual Classrooms. New York: Mouton De Gruyter. ISBN: 978-3-11-022663-8 (hb), pp. 422, £99.95 Reviewed by Laura Camargo-Fernández 474 – 479
Hall, C., S. Slembrouck and S. Sarangi (2006). Language Practices in Social Work: Categorisation and Accountability in Child Welfare. London: Routledge. ISBN 978–0415356879 (hb), pp. 198, £70.00. Reviewed by Ismaeil Fazel 480 – 484