"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.
Tendances Recentes en Linguistique Française et Generale.
The contributors of this book aim to present a broad spectrum of different theoretical approaches in French linguistics. Despite the apparent heterogeneity in the field, a deeper unity in the various topics emerges demonstrating that French linguistics today is more and more characterized as a consistent framework for common research. This book gives credence to the claim that French linguistics stands at a crossroads where subdomains meet and feed one another. Contributors: Maya Agmon-Fruchtman; Pierre Attal; Menahim Banitt; Hava Bat-Zeev Shyldkrot; Ruth Berman; Claire Blanche-Benveniste; Annie Boone &
Jean-Marcel Leard; Andree Borillo; Marlena Braester; Joseph Chetrit;
Jean-Claude Chevalier; Andre Dugas; Susanne Feigenbaum; Gaston Gross;
Maurice Gross; Alexander Grosu; Lidija Iordanskaja & Igor Mel'cuk;
Roselyne Koren; Lucien Kupferman; Jacques Labelle; Beatrice Lamiroy;
Robert Martin; Yves-Charles Morin; Claude Muller; Lelia Picabia;
Mireille Piot; Nicolas Ruwet; Georges Elia Sarfati; Ora (Rodrigue)
Schwarzwald; Charlotte Schapira; Paul Wexler; Marc Wilmet.