"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.
"North East Indian Linguistics Volume 3" presents the latest in descriptive
and anthropological linguistic research on the languages of the North East
Indian region. Long acknowledged to be among the culturally and
linguistically richest and most diverse regions of all Asia , North East
India also remains to this day one of the least well-studied and
well-understood. The collection of papers in this volume directly address
this problem by presenting description and analysis of a wide variety of
phonological, syntactic, morphological, sociolinguistic and historical
topics in the study of several languages of the region.
This volume reflects the current state of research in North East Indian
Linguistics on the parts of local, national and international scholars
alike and will be of interest to linguists, anthropologists, and other
social scientists and general readers with an interest in the study,
preservation and appreciation of North East Indian cultural and linguistic