"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.
New Perspectives On Argument Structure In Functional Grammar
Within the framework of Functional Grammar, the present monograph tackles one of the most pervasive issues in linguistic theory today, i.e. that of the representation of argument structure. Since the inception of Functional Grammar in 1978, argument representations configured as predicate frames have remained almost totally unchallenged. The book devotes extensive attention to new themes that will spawn future research in the lexical semantics of Functional Grammar. It will thus be of interest to theoretical and computational linguists interested in lexical semantics and Functional Grammar, as well as to cognitive scientists and lexicographers.
The predicate in Functional Grammar J. Lachlan Mackenzie
Functional Grammar and lexical templates Ricardo Mairal Usón and Pamela Faber
Do we need predicate frames? Daniel García Velasco and Kees Hengeveld
Adpositions, the lexicon and expression rules Dik Bakker and Anna Siewierska
Ontological Semantics and lexical templates: Mowing the grass from the other side of the fence Antonio Moreno Ortiz and Chantal Pérez Hernández
On the syntax-semantics interface in word formation: The case of English -er nominalizations Francisco J. Cortés Rodríguez and María Jesús Pérez uintero
Catching a glimpse of linguistic reality: Modelling the complexity of CATCH in the Functional Lexematic Model Chris Butler
Lexical templates and syntactic variation: The syntax-semantics interface of the Old English speech verb secgan Marta María González Orta
Lexical-semantic explorations in English verbs of physical contact: Iconicity and linguistic representations Margarita Goded Rambaud and Rocío Jiménez Briones
Another look at second and third arguments Javier Martín Arista