"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.
Dictionary of Philosophical Terms / Wörterbuch philosophischer Fachbegriffe
The dictionary of philosophical terms is the ultimate guide to German
philosophical terms and their translations into English and vice versa.
Thousands of entries not given in general dictionaries are included from
Aristotle to Ayer, Heraclitus to Habermas, from Plato to Postmodernism.
Based on the previous two volume hardback edition(1997) this single volume
paperback contains up-to-date entries including general philosophical
vocabulary and specialist terms.
Extensive introductions in English and German. Search by alphabet or index of
names and references. Clear practical layout with 20.000 new entries and
65.000 entries overall. Separate listing of 1600 philosophical works and their
translations. Cross references to synonymous and related terms and