"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 Roles of Language in CLIL" provides a theoretically based approach to the
integration of language and content in primary and secondary contexts
addressed to a range of stakeholders in Content and Language Integrated
Learning. Adopting the framework of systemic functional linguistics, this book
raises practitioners’ awareness of how language functions in CLIL.
Drawing on their wide experience as CLIL educators and researchers, the
authors explore data collected in real CLIL classrooms from two interrelated
perspectives: the CLIL classroom as an interactional context for developing
language and content, and the genres and registers through which the meanings
of the different academic subjects are enacted. From the analysis of this corpus
of data, the authors provide a rich description of how CLIL students’ language
works and may be expected to develop.