"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.
ICSNL XXXVI: The Thirty-Sixth International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages
ANA ARREGUI & LISA MATTHEWSON A cross-linguistic perspective on the expression of manner DAWN BATES AND THOM HESS Tense or aspect? A prefix of future time in Lushootseed STRANG BURTON, HENRY DAVIS, PETER JACOBS, LINDA TAMBURRI WATT & MARTINA WILTSCHKO A boy, a dog and a frog HENRY DAVIS On negation in Salish BRENT GALLOWAY Integrated cognitive semantics applied to Halkomelem DONNA B. GERDTS & THOMAS E. HUKARI Argument linking and passives in Halkomelem CARRIE GILLON Negative generic sentences in Squamish Salish MERCEDES UESNEY HINKSO The semantics of the lexical suffix *wil EUN-SOOK KIM Glottalization in Southern Wakashan: a comparative study M. DALE KINKADE Proto-Salish irrealis SHARON R. KINLEY Northern Straits: A Native perspective DERYLE LONSDALE A two-level implementation of Lushootseed morphology ANTHONY MATTINA Okanagan sentence types: a preliminary working paper TIMOTHY MONTLER Auxiliaries and other grammatical categories in Klallam SCOTT SHANK And-fronting and the copula in Upper Chehalis WAYNE SUTTLES Some questions about Northern Straits JILL MARIA WAGNER Coeur d'Alene/Snchitsu'umshtsn language revitalization efforts in public high school in past and present context Martina Wiltschko Passive in Halkomelem and Squamish Salish
University of British Columbia Working Papers in Linguistics
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