"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.
Simple programming expertise is an essential part of many forms of data collection and analysis for modern linguists and related language professionals. Programming for Linguists: Java(tm) Technology for
Language Researchers is a practical introduction to programming using the Java Programming Language, a full-powered language with complete graphics capability that can be run on any computer.
Programming for Linguists includes over a hundred carefully constructed sample programs that introduce new concepts simply but also accomplish tasks necessary for anyone who works with language as data. Many of these programs can be used immediately with minimal or no modification.