"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.
Classical Arabic Philology and Poetry: A Bibliographical Handbook of Important Editions from 1960 to 2000
Klassisch-arabische Philologie und Poesie: Ein bibliographisches Handbuch wichtiger Editionen von 1960 bis 2000
Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 1: The Near and Middle East
This concise bilingual bibliography is a comprehensive list of Classical
Arabic texts on grammar, lexicography, adab, balāgha, metrics and poetry,
which have been edited from 1960 to 2000. Featuring about 1300 authors and
more than 4000 text editions this reference work is intended to serve as a
supplement to Brockelmann's GAL and to Sezgin's GAS. Research is
facilitated by indices of titles and modern editors. As this handbook is
unique in its kind it will be a basic source of information for Arabists
and scholars of other Semitic languages and literatures.