"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.
Selected Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference on African Linguistics
Linguistic Theory and African Language Documentation
This volume contains 20 papers selected from the 38th Annual Conference on
African Linguistics (ACAL 38), which was held at the University of Florida
in 2007. They include descriptive and theoretical studies in the phonology,
morphology, and syntax of a broad array of African languages, as well as
studies on language endangerment and documentation. The complete table of
contents is available at http://www.lingref.com/cpp/acal/38/ along with
abstracts and the full papers in PDF format.
This volume has been published by Cascadilla Proceedings Project, an
imprint of Cascadilla Press. All proceedings from Cascadilla Proceedings
Project are published in library binding. There is also free web access to
all of the papers in the proceedings through our web site at