"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.
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William W. Goodwin (1831–1912) was Eliot Professor of Greek at Harvard
from 1860 to 1901, and was the first director of the American School in
Athens. This, his most important book, was written for nineteenth-century
American students to make available to them the latest European
developments in the understanding of Greek syntax, as well as his own
original material. It went through several editions between 1860 and 1890, and
remains an invaluable resource for scholars of the Greek language. This is a
reissue of the 1867 edition, published in Cambridge Massachusetts by Sever
and Francis. It presents a detailed and well organized discussion of moods,
tenses, infinitive, participles and verbal adjectives. Goodwin includes a large
collection of examples taken from a wide range of major Greek writers to
illustrate every variety of each construction. An index of these examples is
also provided for easy reference.