"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.
Presenting the language in the form of dialogues and reading passages, many of which touch on contemporary Georgian life including politics and minority rights issues, this grammar introduces a colloquial language in a comprehensive self-study text for all learners. George Hewitt presents in a clear manner the grammar, pronunciation and lexis of this complex language. The vocabulary contains over 2,600 entries with the verbs listed by root, often illustrating more than one verb form. Full attention is given to script reproduction and recognition, with both Roman and Georgian scripts used up until the fifth lesson. Lessons are tested by a range of exercise work. The reference section provides an answer key, Georgian-English glossary, a phrase guide and an index and glossary of terms.