"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.
This is a practical guide for both beginning and established linguists who
have been asked by lawyers to address the language issues in their civil
and criminal cases. Author Roger W. Shuy deals with issues of how to become
an expert, how to start and manage a practice of consulting on law cases,
how to work with lawyers, write reports, affidavits, and participate
successfully in depositions, direct examination, and cross examination at
trial. The book also suggests wasy sthat linguists can use their forensic
linguistic experiences in their publications and classroom teaching, along
with suggestions of recent books that forensic linguists may need for their