"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.
Colloquial Vietnamese is easy to use and completely up-to-date. Specially
written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, this course
provides a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Vietnamese. No prior
knowledge of the language is required.
Colloquial Vietnamese is:
-interactive – with lots of dialogues and exercises for regular practice
-clear – providing concise grammar notes
-practical – with useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide
-complete – including answer key and special reference section.
By the end of this rewarding course you will be able to communicate
confidently and effectively in a broad range of situations.
Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately on CD/MP3
format, or comes included in the great value Colloquials Pack (ISBN 978-0-