"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.
Apocalypsis Joannis tot habet sacramenta quot verba [Studies on Language, Tradition and Reception of High-German Translations of the Apocalypse of the Late Middle Ages]
Studien zu Sprache, Überlieferung und Rezeption hochdeutscher Apokalypseübersetzungen des späten Mittelalters
Münchener Texte und Untersuchungen zur deutschen Literatur des Mittelalters 137
This book provides a complete overview of the tradition of High German
translations of the apocalypse in the 14th and 15th century. The methods
and requirements of translation are investigated in the context of traditional
Bible interpretation. The translation profiles are primarily influenced by the
orthodox interpretation of the apocalypse and its transmission in sermons
and by the author profile of John the Evangelist. The texts thus do not
offer 'apocalyptic' reading but instead emphasize the hopeful character of the
book and its didactic potential.