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Human Contact through Language and Linguistics


Birgit Smieja and Meike Tasch

The present volume, dedicated to Prof. René Dirven in honour of his 65th birthday, is a collection of 30 papers contributed by linguistic scholars from countries throughout the world. They present their latest research findings and discussions in four central disciplines of modern linguistics: cognitive linguistics, sociolinguistics focusing primarily on Africa, foreign language teaching and business communication.
Contents: Birgit Smieja / Meike Tasch: Introduction - Angeliki Athanasiadou: Concession and adversativeness: areas of convergence and divergence - Willem J. Botha: Mental contact: the category die 'the' in Afrikaans - Hubert Cuyckens / Dominiek Sandra / Sally Rice: Towards an empirical lexical semantics - Carlos Inchaurralde: Big time, small time: aspect in natural language and cognition - Olaf Jäkel: European predecessors of a cognitive theory of metaphor - Susanne Niemeier: To have one's heart in the right place - metonymic and metaphorical evidence for the folk model of the heart as the site of emotions in English - Klaus-Uwe Panther: Dative alternation from a cognitive perspective - Martin Pütz: The notion of function in a cognitive approach to English grammar - Günter Radden: Time is space - Elzbieta Tabakowska: Image in translation: a case study of three Polish Hamlets - John R. Taylor: The morphology of locativised nouns in Zulu - Marjolijn Verspoor: True bue. A cognitive approach to vocabulary acquisition - Efurosibina Adegbija: The language factor in the achievement of better results in literacy programmes in Nigeria: some general practical considerations - Herman M. Batibo: The fate of the minority languages of Botswana - Jan Blommaert: The impact of state ideology on language: Ujamaa and Swahili literature in Tanzania - Sammy Beban Chumbow: Thematic glossaries and language development - Augustin Simo Bobda: Explicating the features of English in multilingual Cameroon: beyond a contrastive perspective - Birgit Smieja: The fight of the Nile Perch in Lake Victoria: Does language conflict exist in Tanzania? - Meike Tasch: Language attitude patterns among South African students: triumph of hope over experience? - Christa van der Walt: Justifying their existence: South African varieties of English - Rainer Vossen: What click sounds got to do in Bantu. Reconstructing the history of language contacts in southern Africa - Peter Grundy: Reflexive language and language teacher preparation - Angela Heidemann / Ingrid Raspe: The visualisation in two multimedia CALL programs for early learners - Wolfgang Hünig: English intonation: Learning by doing what? - Rita Kupetz: Teachers as cultural interpreters. A report on a workshop held at Saratov State University (Russia) in September 1996 - Lut Baten / Linda Vekemans: A critical approach to software implementation in courses of Business English - Charles P. Campbell: Using linguistic concepts as tools for improving technical editing - Ralf Pörings: Whose experience seen from what perspective - relating to the other in an intercultural business negotiation - Jan Ulijn / Charles P. Campbell: International paragraphing: what can cultures learn from each other in the communicative and managerial field?