"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.
Collaborative Dialogue in Learner–Learner and Learner–Native Speaker Interaction Ana Fernández Dobao Applied Linguistics (2012) 33(3): 229-256 first published online March 14, 2012 doi:10.1093/applin/ams002
General Extenders and Grammaticalization: Insights from London Preadolescents Stephen Levey Applied Linguistics (2012) 33(3): 257-281 first published online March 1, 2012 doi:10.1093/applin/ams003
Redefining Vernacular Literacies in the Age of Web 2.0 David Barton and Carmen K. M. Lee Applied Linguistics (2012) 33(3): 282-298 first published online March 26, 2012 doi:10.1093/applin/ams009
A Phrasal Expressions List Ron Martinez and Norbert Schmitt Applied Linguistics (2012) 33(3): 299-320 first published online April 15, 2012 doi:10.1093/applin/ams010
Public Complaints and Complaint Responses in Calls to a Jordanian Radio Phone-in Program Fathi Migdadi, Muhammad A. Badarneh, and Kawakib Momani Applied Linguistics (2012) 33(3): 321-341 first published online May 4, 2012 doi:10.1093/applin/ams011
Sound Evidence: The Missing Piece of the Jigsaw in Formulaic Language Research M. S. Lin Applied Linguistics (2012) 33(3): 342-347 first published online June 4, 2012 doi:10.1093/applin/ams017
Marianne Gullberg and Kees de Bot (eds): Gestures in Language Development. Reviewed by Gale Stam Applied Linguistics (2012) 33(3): 348-351 first published online May 30, 2012 doi:10.1093/applin/ams021
Dwight Atkinson (Ed.): Alternative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition. Reviewed by Anna Dina L. Joaquin Applied Linguistics (2012) 33(3): 351-354 first published online June 4, 2012 doi:10.1093/applin/ams022
Fiona English: Student Writing and Genre: Reconfiguring Academic Knowledge. Reviewed by Aditi Bhatia Applied Linguistics (2012) 33(3): 354-356 doi:10.1093/applin/ams025
Notes on Contributors
Notes on Contributors Applied Linguistics (2012) 33(3): 357-359 doi:10.1093/applin/ams033