"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.
Philosophy and Logic In Search of the Polish Tradition
Essays in Honour of Jan Wolenski on the Occasion of his 60th Birthday
This volume contains papers on truth, logic, semantics, and history of
logic and philosophy. These papers are dedicated to Jan Wolenski to honour
his 60th birthday.
Jan Wolenski is professor of philosophy at the Department of Philosophy of
the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland. He is likely to be the most
well-known Polish philosopher of this time, best known for his work on the
history of the philosophy and logic of the Lvov-Warsaw School. Furthermore,
he's published numerous books and articles dealing with various issues of
epistemology and philosophy of language.
This collection is mainly addressed to researchers and graduate students in
philosophy, logic, and history and philosophy of science.