"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.
Selected Proceedings of the 2008 HCSNet Workshop on Designing the Australian National Corpus
This volume contains 13 papers presented at the 2008 HCSNet Workshop on
Designing the Australian National Corpus (AusNC), which was held at the
University of New South Wales as part of the annual HCSNet Summerfest from
4-5 December, 2009.
The papers include a selection of those presented at that workshop,
together with invited papers from selected participants. The first three
serve as "platform" papers in terms of the conception and design of the
AusNC. The next five papers focus on the diversity of language in
Australia, and the implications for the design of the AusNC. Another four
papers discuss the range of material, other than traditional texts and
transcripts, which should be collected and included in the AusNC. The
collection is rounded off by a paper on the advances in annotation
associated with the American National Corpus.
Proceedings from Cascadilla Proceedings Project are published in library
binding and on the web. We offer free web access to the complete
proceedings in PDF format through our web site, http://www.lingref.com.