"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.
Algebras, Diagrams and Decisions in Language, Logic and Computation
This volume is exemplary in showing how the shared interests of three different areas of research can lead to significant cooperation and fruitful exchanges of techniques. Six papers each present in an accessible way an exciting contribution to the study and use of algebras, diagrams and decisions. These themes are of interest to researchers in the areas of language, logic and computation.
The types of contributions range from indispensable overview papers about shared formal methods to inspirational applications of formal tools to specific problems.
Contributors to this volume are Pieter Adriaans, Sergei Artemov, Steven Givant, Edward Keenan, Almerindo Ojeda, Patrick Scotto di Luzio, and Edward Stabler.