"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 chansonnier français de la Burgerbibliothek de Berne
Analyse et description du manuscrit et édition de 53 unica anonymes
Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie 368
The Berne song book originates from the last third of the 13th century and is
often considered marginal because of the Lorraine dialect and the corrupted
delivery. Here it is analysed in depth for the first time. It includes a linguistic
and material analysis of the manuscript followed by a new edition of 53
anonymous poems. Each poem is presented as a diplomatic transcription with
critical editorial commentary. A synoptic index allows the reader to place the
manuscript within the wider context of the written tradition of older northern