"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more
To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.
This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.
Department of English in Lund: Working Papers in Linguistics Vol 4
The Department of English in Lund: Working Papers in Linguistics is an annual volume produced by the English Department at Lund University in Sweden. Its main aim is to publicize research being carried out by staff and post-graduate students in the department, but we are also pleased to include contributions from members of neighbouring departments and universities. Exchanges with similar publications are welcome. All articles are freely downloadable from the web.
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Hannele Diehl 'I quite fancy this': 'uite' as a degree modifier of verbs in written British English
Henrik Gyllstad Testing L2 Vocabulary: current test formats in English as a L2 used at Swedish universities
Fredrik Heinat A note on the categorization of nominal expressions
Carita Paradis Towards a theory of lexical meaning as ontologies and construals
Philip Shaw A longitudinal corpus of Swedish university students' written English, some problems and some results
Jonathan White Syntactic autonomy and result clauses
University of Lund Working Papers
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