"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.
Errors and Intelligence in Computer-Assisted Language Learning
Routledge Studies in Computer Assisted Language Learning
This book provides the first comprehensive overview of theoretical issues,
historical developments and current trends in ICALL (Intelligent
Computer-Assisted Language Learning). It assumes a basic familiarity with
Second Language Acquisition (SLA) theory and teaching, CALL and
linguistics. It is of interest to upper undergraduate and/or graduate
students who study CALL, SLA, language pedagogy, applied linguistics,
computational linguistics or artificial intelligence as well as researchers
with a background in any of these fields.