"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.
Pilsudski, Bronislaw: The Collected Works of Bronislaw Pilsudski Volume 4
Materials for the Study of Tungusic Languages and Folklore
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Volume 4 includes unique records of Orok (Uilta), a Tungusic language
(dictionaries, texts, grammatical comments) noted down by Pilsudski directly
from native informants at the beginning of the 20th century on Sakhalin. The
original source material is identified with the help of - and confronted against - all
the existing contemporary dictionaries with the assistance of leading specialists
in the field (the Novosibirsk Avrorin group, also called the school of Manchu-
Tungusologists). Abundant comparative data are quoted.
All necessary introductory information and commentaries of ethnographic,
historical, and linguistic nature are provided. Archival photos taken by Pilsudski
are juxtaposed with related contemporary photos especially taken for this
purpose. In addition, samples of original manuscript pages are reproduced.
Bibliographical data and indices are provided in conformity with the previous