"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.
Proceedings of the 10th Student Conference in Linguistics (SCIL 10)
Ralph C. Blight VP Ellipsis, Predicate Fronting, and Verb Positions in English Walcir Cardoso Vocalic Hiatus Resolution in Picard Masaaki Fuji The Semantics of the Japanese Stage-Level Pronoun Sore Anna Goy Lexical Semantics of Emotional Adjectives Kleanthes K. Grohmann Some Concepts and Consequences of DR Jya-Lin Hwang On Chinese Resultative Verb Compounds: A Lexical Subordination Approach Caroline Jones Licit vs. Illicit Responses in Meinhof's Rule Phenomena Mika Kizu Resumptive A'-Dependencies in Cleft Constructions Hikyoung Lee Correlating the Production and Perception of Discourse Markers Tao-yuan Li Phonological and Articulatory Constraints on Verbal Short-term Memory Performance Barbara Luka Syntactic Judgment Fatigue: When Metacognition and Linguistic Data Crash and Burn Aida Martinovic-Zic and Jelena Jovanovic Conceptualization of Motion and Language-Specific Constraints in First-Language Acquisition Keiko Muromatsu The Count/Mass Distinction and the Ordering of Adjectives Masao Ochi Multiple Spell-Out, PF Merger, and Adjunction Satoshi Oku English Genitive "Pronouns" as Isomorphs of Anaphor and Pronominal Laurel Smith Stvan How About It? The Influence of Accent and Context in Determining Discourse Function