"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.
Redewiedergabe in frühneuzeitlichen Hexenprozessakten [Speech Rendition in Early Modern Witch Trial Case Files]
Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Modusverwendung im Deutschen
The study is a language-historical investigation of the use of the
conjunctive mood in speech rendition. The textual data source consists of
105 transcripts from questioning in Early Modern witch trials dating from
1580 to 1650. Numerous tables document the results in detail. The extensive
appendix of data sources will be of interest not only to linguists, but
also to historians.
This book was published by Walter de Gruyter.