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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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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: Discovering Language
Subtitle: The Structure of Modern English
Written By: Lesley Jeffries
URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/Catalogue.aspx?is=1403912610
Series Title: Perspectives on the English Language
Description:

'Discover Language' provides students with the basic descriptive knowledge
they are required to master before moving on to more advanced study.
Organized under thematic headings, which are thoroughly cross-referenced,
the book enables students and teachers to use it either as a course text or
to help with individual aspects of language. Each section includes an
introduction, worked examples, 'in context' sections relating the topic to
real text examples, suggestions for further reading and analysis and summary.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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ISBN: 1403912610
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Pages: 272
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