"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.
Linking critical discourse analysis with translation studies: An example from BBC News Bandar Al-Hejin 311 – 335
The ''image bite,'' political language, and the public/private divide: NBC News coverage of Hillary Clinton from scorned wife to Senate candidate David Kaufer, Shawn J. Parry-Giles and Beata Beigman Klebanov 336 – 356
The discursive protection of national interests: Indigenous erasure in Internet news revisions Philip T. Duncan 357 – 381
Not just any order!: Revealing identity constructions of Muslims in the Mohammad cartoons Signe Kjær Jørgensen 382 – 404
Discourses of counter-Islamic-threat mobilization in post 9/11 documentaries Yiannis Mylonas 405 – 426
From ''There are no Palestinian people'' to ''Sorry for their suffering'': Israeli discourse of recognition of the Palestinians Zohar Kampf 427 – 447
The ''National Left'' in Israeli public discourse: A critique Moran M. Mandelbaum 448 – 467
Hart, Christopher (ed.) (2011). Critical Discourse Studies in Context and Cognition. Reviewed by Maciej Czerwiński 469 – 473
Dahlberg, Lincoln and Sean Phelan (eds.) (2011). Discourse Theory and Critical Media Politics. Reviewed by Liu Lihua 474 – 477