"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.
Kamus Basa Aceh-Kamus Bahasa Aceh: Acehnese-Indonesian-English Thesaurus
Spoken by over two million people in the Special Region of Aceh, Acehnese is one of the major regional languages of Indonesia. A community of speakers is also found in Kedah, Malaysia. The Acehnese people have a highly developed literary tradition, and a rich history. This is the only published lexicon which supports translation into Acehnese - previous Acehnese dictionaries have been Acehnese-Dutch or Acehnese-Indonesian. The Thesaurus is a valuable tool for language learners and for others such as health professionals or agricultural consultants working amongst Acehnese people.