"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.
Dictionnaire onomasiologique de l'ancien gascon (DAG)
This is the first dictionary of Old Gascon organised on thematic principles. It covers the period from the earliest extant documents to the 17th century and extends to all relevant idioms and sources - Old Gascon texts, medieval Latin and regional French. The complete dictionary will comprise some 130 80-page fascicles.
From Fascicle 12 onwards the DAG is being published with a new structure for the articles, which provides more scope for semantic description and phrases. Instead of giving a multiplicity of instances, in future one selected example will be provided for purposes of contextualisation, which will enhance readability.