"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.
The Linguistics Circle at the University of Arizona is proud to announce
that the electronic version of Coyote Papers 14 is available now at this
This special volume is a survey of theoretical linguistic work being done
at the department of linguistics at The University of Arizona. This volume
includes (but is not limited to) papers in Theoretical Syntax, Experimental
Intonation, Ultrasound Phonetics and Phonology, and Optimality Theoretical
The paperback version is going to press now and will be available for
purchase shortly (estimated price is between $15 and $20).