"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.
A Study of Dependent Construction in Korean School Grammar
This book is a treatise on Korean dependent construction. It aims to
suggest a methodology for Korean-language teaching, especially the teaching
of Korean school grammar, targeted to Chinese learners.
This book takes up the following three things. First, it examines the
dependent construction in Korean school grammar. Second, it analyzes
semantic functions, and the uses, of Korean dependent construction and
compares them with Chinese. Finally, it proposes Chinese-learner-oriented
methods of the education of Korean school grammar, based on the dependent