"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.
Psycholinguistics is an interdisciplinary science that covers topics both
from psychology and linguistics. This textbook is written for future
linguists who are interested in expanding their area of expertise and for
psychologists who are not familiar with linguistics. The author deals with
the following topics: history of psycholinguistics, child speech, speech
production, speech perception, text as an object of psycholinguistics, and
experiments in psycholinguistics. The author has also added to this
edition: a description of forensic psycholinguistics (including analysis of
expertise on hate language), the problem of identification of personality
by speech (including distance profiling on the basis of written text and
oral speech) and problems of manipulation by speech. The book has a
multitude of examples both in English and Russian. It has 420 pages.
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