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"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



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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.


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Medical Writing in Early Modern English

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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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Title: Ethnologue: Complete Set including Volumes 1, 2 and CD-ROM, 14th Edition
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Includes 14 edition of Ethnologue Volume 1: Languages of the World, Ethnologue Volume 2: Maps and Indexes, and the CD-ROM.

Volume 1 lists languages alphabetically by primary name under the country of the main population. It includes available alternate names, dialects, number of speakers, multilingualism, and other demographic and sociolinguistic information. It is a valuable resource for linguists, educators, international assistance agencies, government agencies, and anyone interested in endangered languages and complex language situations of the world.

Volume 2 gives over 41,000 alternate and main names in alphabetical order and lists language names by language family relationships in language tree arrangements, making it possible to cross-reference names with volume 1. It presents linguistic groupings from largest to smallest.

CD-ROM contains the following:

164 language maps
109 language family trees
345 overviews of language situations by country/territory
851 bibliographic references
6,809 language descriptions
41,791 alternate names and dialect names
78,381 hypertext cross-references

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: SIL International Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Typology
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ISBN: 1556711069
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