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Minimal English for a global world : improved communication using fewer words

Author: Cliff Goddard
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book introduces a new tool for improving communication and promoting clearer thinking in a world where the use of Global English can create numerous comprehension and communication issues. Based on research findings from cross-linguistic semantics, it contains essays and studies by leading experts exploring the value and application of 'Minimal English' in various fields, including ethics, health, human rights  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
(OCoLC)1007561749
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cliff Goddard
ISBN: 9783319625126 3319625128
OCLC Number: 1013490987
Description: 1 online resource (XIII, 292 pages) : 3 illustrations in color
Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction; Cliff Goddard --
Chapter 2. Minimal English and How It Can Add to Global English; Cliff Goddard and Anna Wierzbicka --
Chapter 3. Minimal English: The Science Behind It; Cliff Goddard --
Chapter 4. Minimal English and Diplomacy; William Maley --
Chapter 5. Internationalizing Minimal English: Perils and Parallels; Nicholas Farrelly and Michael Wesley --
Chapter 6. A Charter of Global Ethic in Minimal English; Anna Wierzbicka --
Chapter 7. "Torture" laid bare; Annabelle Mooney --
Chapter 8. Talking about the Universe in Minimal English: Teaching Science Through Words That Children Can Understand; Anna Wierzbicka --
Chapter 9. Big History Meets Minimal English; David Christian --
Chapter 10. Introducing the Concept of the "65 Words" to the Public in Finland; Ulla Vanhatalo and Juhana Torkki --
Chapter 11. Narrative Medicine Across Languages and Cultures: Using Minimal English for Increased Comparability of Patients' Narratives; Bert Peeters and Maria Giulia Marini.
Responsibility: Cliff Goddard, editor.

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This book introduces a new tool for improving communication and promoting clearer thinking in a world where the use of Global English can create numerous comprehension and communication issues.  Read more...

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