"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.
Le territoire, ou est parlée la langue bachkire, est plus proche que celui des
Turcs de Sibérie, amis, jusqu´à présent, le bachkir est resté très peu connu des
turcologues. C´est pourquoi je me suis décidé á publier mes observations
personelles; elles sont fondées sur l’étude de la langue vivante, de la langue du
folklore, plus systématiquement, mon but est de décrire les particularités de la
phonétique bachkire dans son stade actuel (Re-edition; originally published 1927
in Paris; written in French).