"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.
The Language of New Media Design is an innovative new textbook presenting
methods on the design and analysis of a variety of non-linear texts, from
websites to CD-Roms. Integrating theory and practice, the book explores a
range of models for analyzing and constructing multimedia products. For
each model the authors outline the theoretical background and demonstrate
usage from students' coursework, commonly available websites and other
Assuming no prior knowledge, the book adopts an accessible approach to the
subject which has been trialled and tested on MA students at the London
College of Communication. Written by experienced authors, this textbook
will be an invaluable resource for students and teachers of new media
design, information technology, linguistics and semiotics.