"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.
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Language Sciences Special Issue: Converging data sources in cognitive linguistics
Table of Contents:
1. Editorial board and publication information Page IFC
2. Introduction: converging data sources in cognitive linguistics Pages 651-655 András Kertész, Monika Schwarz-Friesel, Manfred Consten
3. On the status of external evidence in the theories of cognitive linguistics: compatibility problems or signs of stagnation in the field? Or: why do some linguists behave like Fodor’s input systems? Pages 656-664 Monika Schwarz-Friesel
4. Intuition, introspection and observation in linguistic inquiry Pages 665-681 Klaas Willems
5. The fabulous engine: strengths and flaws of psycholinguistic experiments Pages 682-701 Csilla Rákosi
6. Circularity effects in corpus studies – why annotations sometimes go round in circles Pages 702-714 Manfred Consten, Annegret Loll
7. Data, problems, heuristics and results in cognitive metaphor research Pages 715-727 András Kertész, Csilla Rákosi, Péter Csatár
8. The problem of data in the cognitive linguistic research on metonymy: a cross-linguistic perspective Pages 728-745 Rita Brdar-Szabó, Mario Brdar
9. How does ‘cognition’ matter to the analysis of talk-in-interaction? Pages 746-767 Arnulf Deppermann
10. Pragmatic evidence, context, and story design: an essay on recent developments in experimental pragmatics Pages 768-776 Jörg Meibauer