"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.
Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 1: The Near and Middle East
This handbook provides a complete and updated view of our current knowledge
about Carian, one of the Indo-European languages spoken in ancient
Anatolia. The decipherment of the Carian alphabet has only recently made it
possible to analyze Carian inscriptions and to classify the Carian language
The book covers all major topics of research on Carian: the direct and
indirect sources with an edition of the Carian inscriptions following a new
classification system, the history of the decipherment, the Carian
alphabet, and the phonological, morphological, lexical, and syntactic
features of the language. It includes an annotated Carian glossary.
The volume concludes with a special appendix on Carian coins and legends by
Koray Konuk that will be of particular interest to specialists in ancient