"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.
Linguistica Tyrrhenica II
The Etruscan Liturgical Calendar from Capua. Addenda et corrigenda ad volumen I
In this second volume of Linguistica Tyrrhenica the relationship of
Etruscan with the Indo-European languages of Asia Minor will be further
explored. The first part deals with the second largest inscription in the
Etruscan language, the Capua tile. The second part presents the new
insights from the Capua tile and a few minor texts in the same concise and
systematic order as developed for the first volume of this series. Hence,
it likewise consists of a dictionary part with extensive explications per
item and sections on orthography, phonology, morphology and grammar
exemplified by selected texts in translation. This volume further contains
appendices on the Pyrgi texts, toponyms and personal names of Anatolian
background, and Indo-European aspects.