"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.
Konzeptuelle, strukturelle und pragmatische Aspekte
This collected volume is devoted to a comprehensive treatment of the
subject of "linguistic brevity." The themes include aspects of language
economy, communication theory, shortened words in various European
languages, brevity in word-formation and syntax, rhetoric and stylistics,
brevity as a principle in giving personal first names. The volumes contains
contributions by renowned authors and gives overviews of research as well
as presenting novel approaches. This hitherto unique volume presents an
almost encyclopaedic account illuminating the varying dimensions of a
Abbreviation; pragmatics (language); linguistic expressions; language typology
Academics, Institutes, Librairies
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