"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.
"Doing English Language" provides a concise, lively and accessible
introduction to the field of English Language studies for readers who are
interested in taking courses at university level.
This book addresses the fundamental questions about studying English
-How is English Language studied and researched?
-Which subject areas does English Language draw on?
-How are different topics approached?
-How is the study of English Language relevant to real world contexts?
0What careers can English Language lead to?
Written by an experienced teacher, researcher, and examiner, "Doing English
Language" is both an essential guide for students at pre-university stage and
a course companion for undergraduates choosing options within a degree