"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.
Conservatism and Innovation in the Hebrew Language of the Hellenistic Period
Proceedings of a Fourth International Symposium on the Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls & Ben Sira
Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah, Vol 73
This volume contains 15 contributions presented at a symposium on the
Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls & Ben Sira, held in Strasbourg on May 29 and
30, 2006. The papers address linguistic and philological issues. They seek
to relate the Hebrew texts of the Hellenistic period to earlier and later
traditions. Among the authors are some of the most eminent Hebraists of our
period as well as some younger scholars. The papers throw new light on the
interpretation of the Qumran Scrolls, of the Apocrypha and of the Hebrew Bible.