June 29, 2018
In such an uncertain world of political tension and complex social relations, how are linguists and cultural specialists to interpret it using language? Do we state the truth as we see it, modify it, avoid it or falsify it? In search for the answer, we have chosen George Carlin as our cover quotation this month, for a lot of language is about manipulating opinion and maybe avoiding the truth. Many of the articles this issue address this area of different uses of language.
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Teaching intercultural competence in undergraduate business and management studies: A case study
Minitexts of poetic titles as markers of the English cognitive paradigm
Vague language as a means of avoiding controversy
Persuasion strategy in online social advertising
EU immigration in the British press: How was immigration reported immediately prior to the EU referendum?
Classification of English loanwords in Business Spanish
Review Intercultural communication: An interdisciplinary approach. When neurons, genes and evolution joined the discourse
Review Language, education and neoliberalism: Critical studies in sociolinguistics
Review Taking Chinese to the world: Language, culture and identity in Confucius Institute teachers