"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.
Códice de Composición. Guía Para Escribir Trabajos
A major part of student studies in the Spanish department consists of the writing of analytic essays. Students write short assignments, term papers, and seminar papers, and answer essay questions in the examinations. A good essay requires a coherent analysis of the topic, written in a way that will communicate ideas effectively. Such communication involves both a good command of Spanish and an ability to organize and present the material. This booklet is intended to help the undergraduate and graduate student of Spanish as a foreign language, as well as the student in a program of Spanish for Heritage Speakers (SHL), acquire such techniques. The booklet offers instructions for writing essays as well as advise about effective working methods and patters of organization.