"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.
Wörterbuch zur Lexikographie und Wörterbuchforschung [Dictionary of Lexicography and Dictionary Research]
This four-volume dictionary is the first to register the specialist
terminology of dictionary research in about 5,600 headwords, 7,200
reference headwords and 50,000 headword equivalents in nine languages, and
thus forms the foundation for future lexicography. It is aimed at
academics, students and translators and is intended as an aid both to
reading and to composing and translating specialist texts. Apart from an
introduction to the subject in both English and German, it provides
bilingual definitions and contexts together with multilingual translations
of the headwords.