"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.
Wortbildung der deutschen Gegenwartssprache [Word Formation in Contemporary German]
This volume provides an updated, concise, and overall complete or thorough
presentation of word formation in the German language from the 20th and the
early 21st century, incorporating the newest research in this fundamental
revision of the 2007 third edition. Several key theoretical questions have been
newly resolved, deliberations relating to recent questions have been
supplemented and current examples from journalistic and belletristic sources,
as well as, electronically available corpora have been added. More importance
has been attached to internal system references in the word formation models.
The subject and form index have been improved.