"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 8: Uralic & Central Asian Studies
Evidence of old Georgian, the only written language in the South Caucasian
family for many centuries, presents us with a unique source of knowledge
for this region; history, law, religion. This dictionary of old-Georgian by
Professors Fähnrich and Sardshweladse (†) fills a long-felt hiatus and
opens up for the first time the lexicon of its first seven centuries, viz.
the 4th to the 11th centuries A.D. The explanatory language is German. All
old Georgian words and word meanings are accompanied by ample evidence from
the texts themselves, the result of painstaking research over many decades.
A must for specialists in the region, its language and history.