"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.
The Deutsche Aussprachewörterbuch [German Pronunciation Dictionary] is the
new standard reference work on German standard pronunciation. It provides
reliable information on German pronunciation, giving the standard that
today most German speakers use and consider the norm. The dictionary has
about 150,000 entries and is supplemented by numerous info boxes to explain
the basic phonetic rules and pronunciation features of German. The book
also contains an introduction with details on the vocabulary treated in the
book, the phonetic principles and underlying pronunciation rules and the
Audio examples of the presented phenomena can be accessed via De Gruyter’s
platform Reference Global.
* Standard work of German pronunciation
* Contains about 150,000 entries
* Provides a detailed introduction to phonetics and transcription and
numerous graphics and info boxes
* Additional material accessible online