"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.
Terminology and Lexicography Research and Practice 13
Terminology in Everyday Life contains a selection of fresh and
interesting articles by prominent scholars and practitioners in the field
of terminology based on papers presented at an international terminology
congress on the impact of terminology on everyday life. The volume brings
together theory and practice of terminology and deals with such issues as
the growing influence of European English on terminology, terminology on
demand, setting up a national terminological infrastructure, the relevance
of frames and contextual information for terminology, and standardisation
through automated term extraction and editing tools. The book wants to
demonstrate that terminology is of everyday importance and is of interest
to everyone interested in the theory and practice of terminology, from
terminologists to computer specialists to lecturers and students.