"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.
This text provides a solid introduction to the foundations of research
methods, with the goal of enabling students and professionals in the field
of applied linguistics to become not just casual consumers of research who
passively read bits and pieces of a research article, but discerning
consumers able to effectively use published research for practical purposes
in educational settings. All issues important for understanding and using
published research for these purposes are covered. Key principles are
illustrated with research studies published in refereed journals across a
wide spectrum of applied linguistics. Exercises distributed throughout the
text encourage readers to engage interactively with what they are reading
at the point when the information is fresh in their minds.
"Research in Applied Linguistics: Becoming a Discerning Consumer" is
designed as a text for courses in M.A.-TESOL/TEFL and applied linguistics