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"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



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Title: The Future of Language
Subtitle: The Routledge David Crystal Lectures
Written By: David Crystal
URL: http://routledge.com/978041548490
Description:

For the first time, The Future of Language brings together three of
Professor David Crystal’s most popular lectures on the future of language.
One of the world’s foremost experts on language and English language, and
arguably the most accessible and entertaining writer and lecturer in this
area, Crystal delivers these informative and highly enjoyable performance
lectures exploring key contemporary language issues: 'The Future of
Englishes', 'Language Death' and 'Internet Linguistics'.

An accompanying book with Crystal’s commentary on the lectures is included
within the DVD package. This book supplements the lectures with a short
overview of the main themes discussed, followed by a more detailed
introduction to each topic and a synopsis of all the main points made in
each lecture. The book concludes with Crystal’s reflections on how the
three interrelated topics covered here will continue to interact and
contribute to the evolution of language.

Special features:

- English subtitles
- A cultural and usage commentary with timecodes so users can easily access
points of interest
- Further reading and activities for the classroom – easy-to-follow tasks
to get students engaging with language straight away
- An index both for the DVD and the book so users can search for topics of
interest

This is an ideal resource for all university and A-level English Language
and Linguistics departments and will be of interest to anyone involved in
the study of language, especially those involved with teaching or learning
English as a second language.

For more about David Crystal at Routledge, visit:
http://www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415485746/

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
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Format: Video
ISBN: 0415484901
ISBN-13: 9780415484909
Prices: U.K. £ 90.00
U.S. $ 200.00