"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.
Articles ‘Planning’ talk and traumatic brain injury: An exploratory application of conversation analysis Scott Edward Barnes
Combining methods in the assessment and analysis of communication in aphasia: Benefits and shortcomings of different approaches Charlotta Saldert, Malin Bergman, Josefin Holstensson, Sara Jönsson, Klara Nygren, Frida Vennman, Ulrika Ferm
The organization of repair in SSLD classroom discourse: how to expose the trouble-source Julie Radford, Judy Ireson, Merle Mahon
The relationship between language skills and interactional skills in children with language impairment Barbro Bruce, Ulrika Nettelbladt, Kristina Hansson
“One gets along enough to make it work”: a case study of local contexts prior to miscommunication between a hearing-impaired man and his spouse Kati Pajo