"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.
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Feste Wortverbindungen und Lexikographie [Fixed Word Combinations and Lexicography]
Kolloquium zur Lexikographie und Wörterbuchforschung
Lexicographica. Series Maior / Supplementbände zum Internationalen Jahrbuch für Lexikographie Bd 138
The contributions of this book deal with the problem of fixed word combinations
beginning with collocations to idiomatic and/or phraseological units from a
lexicological contrastive and corpus linguistic perspective. The focus is on the
problem of collocation lexicography. Two articles deal with the problem of how to
translate fixed word combinations. The contrastive studies refer to the language
combinations German - Slovakian, German - Bulgarian, German - Russian and
English - Slovenian.