"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.
sociolinguistica. Internationales Jahrbuch für europäische Soziolinguistik / International Yearbook of European Sociolinguistics / Annuaire International de la Sociolinguistique Européenne
Band 24 (2010): Fremdsprachen an den Schulen der Europäischen Union / Foreign languages in the schools of the European Union / Langues étrangères dans les écoles de l’Union européenne
The yearbook is devoted to linguistic problems in Europe, especially to the
linguistic prerequisites and consequences of economic and political
integration. Each volume deals with a particular topic, but also contains
book reviews, reports on sociolinguistic research in individual countries
and a bibliography with comprehensive information on new sociolinguistic
publications in Europe.
Languages of publication: German, English, French.