"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 field of color categorization has always been intrinsically multi- and
inter-disciplinary, since its beginnings in the nineteenth century. The
main contribution of this book is to foster a new level of integration
among different approaches to the anthropological study of color. The
editors have put great effort into bringing together research from
anthropology, linguistics, psychology, semiotics, and a variety of other
fields, by promoting the exploration of the different but interacting and
complementary ways in which these various perspectives model the domain of
color experience. By so doing, they significantly promote the emergence of
a coherent field of the anthropology of color.