"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.
John Benjamins would like to announce the publication of the following title in the field of Generative Studies:
The Verb in Turkish
Eser Erguvanli Taylan (ed.) Bogazici University
This book is a collection of articles on the properties of the verb in Turkish as the core element of clause structure, by linguists from different parts of the world. Articles present the most recent analyses on the Turkish language carried out in various theoretical orientations within the functional-formal range. The topics researched in the contributions center around properties of verbal inflection as the morphological means to express temporal, aspectual and modal notions, and the implications of these morphological configurations to syntactic theory.
Contributions by: Engin Sezer; Guglielmo Cinque; Gerjan van Schaaik; Eser Erguvanli Taylan; Mine Nakipogli-Demiralp; Asli Göksel; Jaklin Kornfilt; Sumru Ozsoy; Balkis Öztürk; Mine Nakipoglu-Demiralp; A. Sumru Oezsoy.