"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.
Turkish: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern
It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language,
concentrating on the real patterns of use in modern Turkish. The book is an
essential reference source for learners and users of Turkish at the
intermediate level and beyond.
The volume is organized to promote a thorough understanding of Turkish
grammar. It offers a stimulating analysis of the complexities of the
language, and provides full and clear explanations and examples.
Throughout, the emphasis is on Turkish as used by present-day native speakers.
An extensive index and numbered paragraphs provide readers with easy access
to the information they require.
· coverage of every aspect of the grammar, from the simplest constructions
to areas of higher complexity
· full illustration of every point with up-to-date examples
· particular attention to areas of confusion and difficulty
· Turkish-English parallels highlighted throughout the book
· comprehensive glossary of all grammatical terms
· cross-references included throughout and detailed index for ease of access.