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The Poetic terrain vague of Roy Fisher’s A Furnace

André Otto

as fundamentally discontinuous and scattered. Against the (neo-)romantic tradition of the English pastoral and a “poetry of place” 5 in the vein of Donald Davie’s The Shires , Fisher, via the late-modernist and American influences, represents “a local universalism”. 6 He combines a life

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Martin Kern

efficacious and yet unreachable, and even if spoken in all languages, it remains impossible to express.” 30 And indeed, toward the end of his long life, in his late poetry including the “Chinesisch-Deutsche Jahres- und Tageszeiten,” Goethe achieved a state of linguistic transcendence that not merely

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Yan Huang

context, it can also be deblocked, as in the pun in (52a) (Jespersen 1942 : 231), and the quotation from the Oxford English Dictionary in (52b). (Plag 2003 : 64). (52) a. Is life worth living? It depends on the liver. b. Th e country for easy livers, Th e quietest under the sun. 16 Th is shows that there

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Zohreh R. Eslami, Nasser Jabbari and Li-Jen Kuo

networks. Das (2010) examined the impact of social distance on the behaviour of Bengalis—who are living in the United States—in terms of compliments, greetings, and thanking in Orkut as a social networking site. Drawing on Wolfson’s (1988) Bulge Theory, which predicts that relationships that are

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Istvan Kecskes

interlocutors. The following exchange between a native speaker of American English and a Thai “au pair” girl records a situation when language proficiency does not work as a barrier at all. Both speakers are highly motivated and interested in the topic of conversation. They focus on the content rather than the

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Robin Anderson and Iga Maria Lehman

1 Introduction English is widely accepted as the primary international language, and it is becoming increasingly viewed as a basic skill required in most walks of professional life. For many governments and large institutions the question is not whether English should be promoted

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Kees Versteegh

all aspects of modern life” (1978:491). The study of Arabic in order to read Classical Arabic texts was not intended to foster an ideal of individual searching for the truth, but was meant as a guarantee that the student would more easily memorize the texts they studied. Students were expected

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Piotr Cap

packets of data that keep e-mail, the Web and other, more basic necessities of modern life humming. At first the attack seems to be an inconvenience—e-mail traffic grinds to a halt, Web browsing is impossible. But then the problems spread to services only tangentially related to the Internet: your

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Anette Kremer and Vincenz Schwab

‘barbarian’ law-making replicated an archetypical function of Roman imperial sovereignty’. 37 Such a hypothesis is directly related to Einhard’s statements about Charlemagne’s legal reform in his famous biography, the Vita Karoli Magni ( The Life of Charlemagne ). 38 However, Charlemagne’s reform

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Robin Sabino

, the term bukra living room is one I encountered reading Burkette’s (2012) discussion of data from the Linguistic Atlas of the Middle and South Atlantic States (LAMSAS) . Like getto whities, bukra living room is not a term I am likely to use in my everyday interactions. Nevertheless, because I