"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.
State of the Art in Computational Morphology
Workshop on Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology, SFCM 2009, Zurich, Switzerland, September 4, 2009, Proceedings
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Workshop on Systems
and Frameworks for Computational Morphology, SFCM 2009, held in Zürich,
Switzerland, in September 2009.
The workshop had three main goals: to stimulate discussion among reseachers
and developers and to offer an up-to-date overview of available systems for
German morphology which provide deep analyses and are suitable for
generating specific word forms; to stimulate discussion among developers of
general frameworks that can be used to implement morphological components
for several languages; to discuss aspects of evaluation of morphology
systems and possible future competitions or tasks, such as a new edition of