"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.
Linguistics in the Netherlands is a series of annual publications,
sponsored by the Linguistic Society of the Netherlands / Algemene
Vereniging voor Taalwetenschap (http://www.avt.leidenuniv.nl) and published
by John Benjamins Publishing Company since Volume 8 in 1991. Each volume
contains a careful selection of papers presented at the annual meeting of
the society. The aim of the annual meeting is to provide members with an
opportunity to report on their work in progress. Each volume presents an
overview of research in different fields of linguistics in the Netherlands
containing articles on phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.