"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.
Convergencia en una situación de contacto de dialectos peninsulares en EEUU Susana Pérez Castillejo 1 – 29
La dislocación a la derecha en el español escrito Mercedes Sedano 30 – 52
Out-of-class interaction during study abroad: Service encounters in Spain Rachel L. Shively 53 – 91
Children of immigrants and social mobility in officially bilingual societies: The case of Catalonia Amado Alarcón and Luis Garzón 92 – 113
Light verb constructions in Latin American newspapers: Creative variants and coinages Louisa Buckingham 114 – 135
Nuria Lorenzo-Dus (ed.), Spanish at Work. Analysing Institutional Discourse across the Spanish-Speaking World Reviewed by Laura Alba-Juez 137 – 143
Xosé Rosales Sequeiros. Pragmatics and Relevance in Spanish: Utterance Interpretation and Communication. Reseña de Graciela Fernández Ruiz 144 – 149
Fulvia Colombo Airoldi y María Ángeles Soler Arechalde (coords.). Normatividad y uso lingüístico Reseña de Irania Malaver 150 – 157
Robert E. Vann, Materials for the Sociolinguistic Description and Corpus-Based Study of Spanish in Barcelona. Toward a Documentation of Colloquial Spanish in Naturally Occurring Groups Reseña de Victoria Vázquez Rozas 158 – 170