Duisburger Arbeiten zur Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaft

Band 31:
Smieja, Birgit / Tasch, Meike (Hrsg.): Human Contact through Language and Linguistics. XVIII/506 S. - Frankfurt am Main / Berlin / Bern / New York / Paris / Wien: Lang, 1997.
ISBN: 3-631-32351-4

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.


Acknowledgements S. XI
Smieja, Birgit / Tasch, Meike:
  Introduction S. XIII
Section 1: Cognitive Linguistics
Athanasiadou, Angeliki:
  Concession and adversativeness: areas of convergence and divergence S. 3
Botha, Willem J.:
  Mental contact: the category die 'the' in Afrikaans S. 17
Cuyckens, Hubert / Sandra, Dominiek / Rice, Sally:
  Towards an empirical lexical semantics S. 35
Inchaurralde, Carlos:
  Big time, small time: aspect in natural language and cognition S. 55
Jäkel, Olaf:
  European predecessors of a cognitive theory of metaphor S. 69
Niemeier, Susanne:
  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 S. 87
Panther, Klaus-Uwe:
  Dative alternation from a cognitive perspective S. 107
Pütz, Martin:
  The notion of function in a cognitive approach to English grammar S. 127
Radden, Günter:
  Time is space S. 147
Tabakowska, Elzbieta:
  Image in translation: a case study of three Polish Hamlets S. 167
Taylor, John R.:
  The morphology of locativised nouns in Zulu S. 187
Verspoor, Marjolijn:
  True bue. A cognitive approach to vocabulary acquisition S. 203
Section 2: Language Contact and Conflict in Africa
Adegbija, Efurosibina:
  The language factor in the achievement of better results in literacy programmes in Nigeria: some general practical considerations S. 221
Batibo, Herman M.:
  The fate of the minority languages of Botswana S. 243
Blommaert, Jan:
  The impact of state ideology on language: Ujamaa and Swahili literature in Tanzania S. 253
Beban Chumbow, Sammy:
  Thematic glossaries and language development S. 271
Simo Bobda, Augustin:
  Explicating the features of English in multilingual Cameroon: beyond a contrastive perspective S. 291
Smieja, Birgit:
  The fight of the Nile Perch in Lake Victoria: Does language conflict exist in Tanzania? S. 309
Tasch, Meike:
  Language attitude patterns among South African students: triumph of hope over experience? S. 325
van der Walt, Christa:
  Justifying their existence: South African varieties of English S. 341
Vossen, Rainer:
  What click sounds got to do in Bantu
Reconstructing the history of language contacts in southern Africa
S. 353
Section 3: Foreign Language Teaching
Grundy, Peter:
  Reflexive language and language teacher preparation S. 369
Heidemann, Angela / Raspe, Ingrid:
  The visualisation in two multimedia CALL programs for early learners S. 387
Hünig, Wolfgang:
  English intonation: Learning by doing what? S. 413
Kupetz, Rita:
  Teachers as cultural interpreters
A report on a workshop held at Saratov State University (Russia) in September 1996
S. 433
Section 4: Business Communication
Baten, Lut / Vekemans, Linda:
  A critical approach to software implementation in courses of Business English S. 445
Campbell, Charles P.:
  Using linguistic concepts as tools for improving technical editing S. 461
Pörings, Ralf:
  Whose experience seen from what perspective – relating to the other in an intercultural business negotiation S. 471
Ulijn, Jan / Campbell, Charles P.:
  International paragraphing: what can cultures learn from each other in the communicative and managerial field? S. 491
Index S. 501