"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.
Korpuslinguistik und interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf Sprache, Band 1
Die Beiträge zur Dritten Internationalen Konferenz Grammatik und Korpora
(Mannheim 2009) thematisieren zum einen korpusgestützte grammatische
Untersuchungen zu verschiedenen Sprachen, zum anderen übereinzelsprachlich
ausgerichtete methodologisch-korpuslinguistische Ansätze. Einblicke in
laufende Forschungsvorhaben runden den Band ab, der sowohl für Grammatiker
mit Interesse an korpuslinguistischen Methoden als auch für Korpuslinguisten
gedacht ist, die grammatiktheoretische Fragen nicht ignorieren wollen.
The proceedings of the Third International Conference on Grammar and Corpora
(Mannheim 2009) present corpus-based studies on grammatical phenomena in
individual languages and contributions with a cross-linguistic and methodological
orientation.The volume will appeal both to researchers of grammar wishing to
remain abreast of the results of pertinent corpus-based research and to corpus
linguists wishing to broaden the theoretical context of their work.