"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.
Selected Proceedings of the 7th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium
This volume contains 18 papers selected from the 7th Hispanic Linguistics
Symposium, which was held at the University of New Mexico on October 16-18,
2003. The papers are organized into sections on (1) Portuguese, (2)
language contact, (3) sociolinguistic and variationist studies, (4)
psycholinguistics and corpus analysis, (5) syntax and morphology, and (6)
historical linguistics. The complete table of contents is available at
http://www.lingref.com/cpp/hls/7/ along with abstracts and the actual
papers in PDF format.
This volume has been published by Cascadilla Proceedings Project, a new
imprint created by Cascadilla Press. Proceedings from Cascadilla
Proceedings Project are published in library binding. There is also free
web access to all of the papers in the proceedings through our web site at