"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.
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This book is for linguists interested in syntax and semantics, syntactic
typology and in South Asian languages. The researchers in the field of
theoretical and theoretically inclined descriptive linguistics have for a
long time felt a need for detailed and clearly presented linguistic
treatments of various syntactic phenomena in South Asian languages.
Clause Structure in South Asian Languages:
- provides a comprehensive overview and covers major aspects of clause
structure in a variety of South Asian languages
- provides detailed analyses of several aspects of phrase structure of many
prominent South Asian languages
- gives theoretically up-to-date treatment of several important issues in
South Asian syntax and semantics
- contains papers by some of the most prominent linguists working on South