"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 First Glot International State-of-the-Article book is a collection of overview articles which have previously been published in Glot International. They have been revised and updated, in which process special attention was given to the extensive bibliography, which constitutes an important part of each overview article. The articles offer an overview of the major developments of the past ten, fifteen years in a number sub-areas of linguistics. What were the main problems two decades ago? How has one gone about solving them? What solutions have been proposed? Which of these has survived till the present? What are the outstanding issues?