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What is English? And Why Should We Care?

By: Tim William Machan

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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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: Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd edition
Edited By: Keith Brown
URL: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ell2

We are pleased to announce the publication of the Encyclopedia of Language
and Linguistics 2nd Edition (ELL2), 14 volumes published in print this
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ELL2 is aimed at a wide readership. Undergraduates will find it a useful
source of material, as will teachers and lecturers. It will also be
important at the postgraduate level for summarizing a broad range of
theoretical topics, for practical advice on research techniques and for
insights into new ways of approaching research problems. We also anticipate
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source of information for professionals at all levels and in a variety of
disciplines as well as for the general reader.

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Animal Communication, Marc Naguib, Germany
Applied Linguistics, Margie Berns, USA
Biographies, Kurt Jankowsky, USA
Brain & Language, Harry A. Whitaker, USA
Cognitive Science, Jon Oberlander, UK
Computational Linguistics & Natural Language Processing, Graeme Hirst, Canada
and Allan Ramsay, UK
Countries & Languages, Lutz Marten, UK
Educational Linguistics, Bernard Spolsky, Israel
Foundations of Linguistics, Billy Clark, UK
Historical & Comparative Linguistics, Mark Hale, Canada
History of Linguistics, Andrew Linn, UK
Language Acquisition, Elena Lieven, Germany
Languages of the World, Sarah Ogilvie, UK
Law & Language, John Gibbons, Hong Kong and Dennis Kurzon, Israel
Lexicography, Patrick Hanks, Germany
Linguistic Anthropology, Michael Silverstein, USA
Media & Language, Sue McKay, Australia
Medicine & Language, Francoise Salager-Meyer, Venezuela
Morphology, Laurie Bauer, New Zealand
Philosophy & Language, Alex Barber, UK and Rob Stainton, Canada
Phonetics, John H. Esling, Canada
Phonology, Richard Wiese, Germany
Politics & Language, Ruth Wodak, UK
Pragmatics, Jacob Mey, Denmark
Psycholinguistics, Anne Anderson, UK
Religion & Language, Erik Fudge, UK
Semantics, Keith Allan, Australia and Osten Dahl, Sweden
Semiotics, Marcel Danesi, Canada
Sign Language, Bencie Woll, UK
Sociolinguistics, Raj Mesthrie, South Africa
Speech Technology, Jennifer Lai, USA
Spoken Discourse, Rosanna Sornicola, Italy
Syntax, Jim P. Blevins, UK
Text Analysis & Stylistics, Catherine Emmott, UK
Translation, Kirsten Malmkjaer, UK
Typology & Universals, Bernd Heine, Germany
Variation & Language, Miriam Meyerhoff, UK
Writing Systems, Peter T. Daniels, USA
Glossary, Kathryn Allan, UK and Philip Durkin, UK

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Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
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