"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.
Special Issue: Discourse and politics of migration in Italy
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2013. iii, 159 pp.
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Discourse and politics of migration in Italy: The production and reproduction of ethnic dominance and exclusion Monica Colombo 157 – 179
Continuity and change in anti-immigrant discourse in Italy: An analysis of the visual propaganda of the Lega Nord John E. Richardson and Monica Colombo 180 – 202
“Clandestino”: Institutional discourses and practices for the control and exclusion of migrants in contemporary Italy Fabio Quassoli 203 – 225
The representation of migrants in the Italian press: A study on the Corriere della Sera (1992–2009) Lorenzo Montali, Paolo Riva, Alessandra Frigerio and Silvia Mele 226 – 250
Imagined communities and othering processes: The discursive strategies of established Italian residents in a Milan city neighbourhood Roberta Marzorati 251 – 271
The looking glass: From the citizen to the migrant in Italians’ naïve imagery Silvia Gattino and Anna Miglietta 272 – 294
Fairclough, Isabela and Norman Fairclough (2012). Political Discourse Analysis: A Methods for Advanced Students. London: Routledge. ISBN: 978–0415499231 (pb), pp. 266, £ 22.99 Manfred Kienpointner 295 – 304
Saric, Ljiljana, Andreas Musolff, Stefan Manz, and Ingrid Hudabiunigg (Eds.) (2010). Contesting Europe’s Eastern Rim Cultural Identities in Public Discourse. Bristol: Multilingual Matters. ISBN: 978-1-84769-324-2 (hb), pp. 222, £ 69.95 Franco Zappettini 305 – 309
Rosenberger, S. and B. Sauer (eds.) (2012). Politics, Religion and Gender Framing and Regulating the Veil. London: Routledge. ISBN: 978–0415561488 (hb), pp. 264, £85.00 Shaimaa el Naggar 310 – 314