"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.
Advertising has traditionally communicated messages to consumers with
strong local and national identities. However, increasingly, products,
producers, advertising agencies and media are becoming internationalized.
In the development of strategies that appeal to a large multinational
consumer base, advertising language takes on new 'multilingual' features.
The author explores the role of advertising language in this new globalized
environment, from a communicative theory point of view, as well as from a
close linguistic analysis of some major advertising campaigns within a
multicultural and multilingual marketplace.