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"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



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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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Medical Writing in Early Modern English

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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.


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Title: New Approaches to Specialized English Lexicology and Lexicography
Edited By: Isabel Balteiro
Description:

This book gathers some of the latest approaches to Lexicology and
Lexicography, focusing on English for Specific Purposes, but also on the
study of lexical constellations and translation. It presents a multifaceted
insight on current trends and includes articles that explore lexical issues
in diverse and not so well-known fields such as the language of cinema,
fashion, tourism, or even comics. Other chapters in this volume examine the
vocabulary of well-established professional languages like the language of
law, medicine and business, by revealing leading-edge perspectives on
topics as diverse as translation, word-formation, cultural clashes, or
lexical selection. Key issues on learning and teaching are also considered,
as part of a long tradition in the study of professional and academic
languages.

This work proposes a strong emphasis on lexis and terminology and
highlights the fundamental core of the definition and analysis of
specialized languages. This publication intends to embrace current trends
in the study of specialized vocabulary and terminology from the perspective
of both Lexicology and Lexicography as well as to open new possibilities
for future research.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1443825778
ISBN-13: 9781443825771
Pages: 220
Prices: U.K. £ 39.99