"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.
Review of Cognitive Linguistics Vol. 10, No. 1 (2012)
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2012. iv, 239 pp.
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Optimizing the analysis of metaphor in discourse: How to make the most of qualitative software and find a good research design Michael Kimmel 1–48
Throwing results: A corpus-based account of four Spanish verbs Emma Skallman 49–89
The role of sound-symbolic forms in Motion event descriptions: The case of Japanese Kiyoko Toratani 90–132
Acquiring verbs in Spanish: An evaluation of two proposals Elisabet Serrat, Mònica Sanz-Torrent, Sara Feijóo, Silvia Maria Chireac and Joseph Hilferty 133–155
Metaphor-metonymies of joy and happiness in Greek: Towards an interdisciplinary perspective Maria Theodoropoulou 156–183
The situated common-sense knowledge in FunGramKB Carlos Periñán-Pascual 184–214
Interview with Antonio Barcelona Joseph Hilferty 215–226
Benczes, Reka, Antonio Barcelona & Francisco J. Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez (Eds.). (2011). Defining Metonymy in Cognitive Linguistics: Towards a Consensus View. Reviewed by Olga Isabel Díez Velasco 227–232
Tabakowska, Elżbieta, Michał Choiński and Łukasz Wiraszka (Eds.). (2010). Cognitive Linguistics in Action. From Theory to Application and Back. Reviewed by Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano 233–239