"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.
Proceedings of the 29th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
This volume contains 46 papers selected from among those presented at the
29th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, which took place from April
22-24, 2011 at the University of Arizona. Thirteen of the papers were presented
at the special session on endangered languages and methodology and modeling;
the remainder are from the general session, and include the plenary by Susanne
Gahl. The complete table of contents is available at
http://www.lingref.com/cpp/wccfl/29/index.html along with abstracts and the
complete papers in PDF format.
This volume has been published by Cascadilla Proceedings Project, an imprint
of Cascadilla Press. Proceedings from Cascadilla Proceedings Project are
published in library binding, with free web access to all of the papers in the
proceedings through our web site at www.lingref.com.