"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.
The Syntax of Sentence and Text: A Festschrift for Frantiek Dane
Published in honour of his 75th birthday, this volume celebrates Dane' international contribution to the development of Prague School functionalism, the theory of functional sentence perspective, discourse studies and semantics. Contributions by: Robert de Beaugrande; Andrej Boguslawski; Alexandr Bondarko; Svetla Cmejrkova, Maria-Elisabeth Conte; Martin Davies; Wolfgang Dressler; Anna Duszak; Nils Erik Enkvist; Jan Firbas; Paul L. Garvin; Roland Harweg; Jana Hoffmanova; Miroslav Komarek; Jirm Kraus; Philip L. Luelsdorff, Eva Machackova; Olga Miillerova, Igor Nemec; Janos Sander Petvfi; Hansjakob Seiler; Sorin Stati; Frantiek ticha; Eugenius Uhlenbeck; Ludmila Uhlirova; Joseph Vachek; Eija Ventola.