"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.
This book brings together scholars who have been working on agreement
restrictions within the generative framework. The articles range from
syntactic to morphological approaches, investigating different domains of
agreement restrictions, such as the Person Case Constraint, nominative
objects, and Quirky Case Restrictions in a series of European and
Non-European languages, providing new data and novel analyses for both, new
and well-known facts. This book collects different and relevant studies in
this field and gives a general overview of the different theoretical
approaches concerned with the morphological, syntactic and semantic
properties of agreement restriction phenomena.