"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.
Review of Adult Learning and Literacy, Volume 6
Connecting Research, Policy, and Practice: A Project of the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy
"Review of Adult Learning and Literacy: Connecting Research, Policy, and
Practice, Volume 6," is the newest volume in a series of annual
publications of the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and
Literacy (NCSALL) that address major issues, the latest research, and the
best practices in the field of adult literacy and learning.
Each Review opens with an overview of significant recent developments in
the field of adult literacy during the previous year, followed by a set of
chapters presenting in-depth reviews of research and best practices on
topics of high interest to the field.
The "Review of Adult Learning and Literacy" serves as the journal of record
for the field and is an essential resource for all stakeholders who need to
know what research can reveal about how best to serve adult learners.