"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.
Le dialecte grec ancien de Chypre
Tome I: Grammaire; Tome II: Répertoire des inscriptions en syllabaire chypro-grec
Cypriote is an Ancient Greek dialect of the first millennium BC, closely related to
Mycenean, which has come down to us as an Aegean syllabary. The renowned
Indogermanic scholar Markus Egetmeyer (Sorbonne) is one of the few
specialists for this dialect.
The two fascicles presented here offer a unique and comprehensive
documentation and analysis of the Cypriote dialect. The first fascicle is a
systematic grammar; the second a collection of inscriptions arranged according
to region and documenting all surviving material in the language (with