"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.
Speech Production: Motor Control, Brain Research and Fluency Disorders
This book is based on the presentations at the 3rd International Conference on Speech Motor Control and Fluency Disorders. Much more than than the former proceedings this book brings together in a fairly comprehensive way a unique collection of theory and experimental work in the area of speech motor production and fluency disorders. Many chapters present overviews of recent progress in our knowledge about a large range of topics: speech production models, motor control in speech production and fluency disorders, brain research in speech production, methods and measurements in pathological speech, developmental aspects of speech production and fluency disorders. Everyone who is interested in the field of speech motor production in general as well as in fluency disorders, be it as a scientist, clinician or student, will find useful information in this book for both research and teaching purposes.