"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.
Proceedings of the Northeast Linguistics Society (NELS 30 Conference proceedings, mixed)
* Aguero-Bautista: On Pair-List Readings * Alexiadou & Anagnostopolou: Clitic-Doubling and (Non-)Configurationality * Anttila & Revithiadou: Variation in Allomorph Selection * Ausin: Where does Idiom Interpretation Apply? * Bhatt: Adjectival Modifiers and the Raising Analysis of Relative Clauses * Boeckx: Interpreting A-Chains at the Interface * Boskovic: What is special about multiple wh-fronting? * Bush & Tevdoradze: Broad and Narrow Identificational Foci * Bye & de Lacy: Edge Asymmetries in Phonology and Morphology * Cecchetto: Connectivity and Anti-Connectivity in Pseudoclefts * Cresti: Ellipsis and Reconstruction in Relative Clauses * Cresswell: The Discourse Function of Verum Focus in Wh-uestions * Espanol-Echevarria & Vegnaduzzo: Generalizing Exception Construction: the Case of Romance UNTIL * Frank & Kuminiak: Primitive Asymmetric C-Command Derives X-Bar-Theory * Goh: Pragmatics of the English Tough-Construction * Goldrick: Turbid Output Representations and the Unity of Opacity * Gualmini, Meroni & Crain: The Inclusion of Disjunction in Child Grammar: Evidence from Modal Verbs * Gyuris: The Interpretation of Adverbial uantifiers in Contrastive Topics in Hungarian * Hagstrom: The Movement of uestion Particles * Hallman: Verb-Final as a Subcase of Verb-Second * Han: A Focus Semantic Analysis of Korean uestions * Han & Kroch: The rise of do-support in English: implications for clause structure * Harrison & Kaun: Pattern-Responsive Lexicon Optimization * Heycock & Zamparelli: Friends and Colleagues: Plurality and NP-Coordination * Kalluli: Restrictive Relative Clauses Revisited * Katz: Accounting for the stative adverb gap * Kawu: Structural Markedness and Nonreduplicative Copying * Kennedy: Comparative (Sub)deletion and Ranked, Violable Constraints in Syntax * Koster: Pied Piping and the Word Orders of English and Dutch * Krause: On an (in-)visible Property of Inherent Case * Kuhn: Resolving some apparent formal problems of OT Syntax * Lechner: Conjunction Reduction in Subordinate Structures * Lee: The Emergence of the Unmarked Order in Hindi * Legendre: For an OT Conception of a 'Parallel' Interface: Evidence from Basque V2 * McCarthy: Harmonic Serialism and Parallelism * Mueller: Shape Conservation and Remnant Movement * Nissenbaum: Covert Movement and Parasitic Gaps * Ochi: Adjunct Wh-in-situ and the Nominal Island * Sichel: Evidence for DP-internal Remnant Movement * Simpson & Bhattacharya: Wh Clausal Pied Piping in Bangla * Stepanov: The Timing of Adjunction * Struijke: Why Constraint Conflict can Disappear in Reduplication * Toribio: Minimalist Ideas on Parametric Variation * Tortora: Functional Heads and Object Clitics * Ussishkin: Root-and-Pattern Morphology Without Roots or Patterns * Wiltschko: The categorical determination of pronominal binding properties * Winter: DP Structures and Flexible Semantics * Yang: Universal uantification & Distributivity in Mandarin Chinese * Yoon: Cyclic Spell-Out Model and a Parametric Approach to Pied-Piping in English * Yu and Good: Morphosyntax of Two Turkish Subject Pronominal Paradigms * Zhang: Phonetic Duration Effects on Contour Tone Distribution