"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.
"The Routledge Course in Japanese Translation" brings together for the first
time material dedicated to the theory and practice of translation to and from
This one semester advanced course in Japanese translation is designed to
raise awareness of the many considerations that must be taken into account
when translating a text. As students progress through the course they will
acquire various tools to deal with the common problems typically involved in
the practice of translation. Particular attention is paid to the structural
differences between Japanese and English and to cross-cultural
dissimilarities in stylistics.
Essential theory and information on the translation process are provided as
well as abundant practical tasks.
"The Routledge Course in Japanese Translation" is essential reading for all
serious students of Japanese at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.