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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.

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Title: Nuevas perspectivas para la edición y el estudio de documentos hispánicos antiguos
Edited By: María Jesús Torrens Álvarez
Pedro Sánchez-Prieto Borja
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?431142
Series Title: Fondo Hispánico de Lingüística y Filología - Band 12

En los últimos años hemos asistido al renovado interés desde los más diversos ámbitos de las Ciencias Humanas por la recuperación y el estudio del patrimonio documental. No son una excepción los filólogos e historiadores de la lengua, para quienes los documentos son fuente primordial para el conocimiento del español de épocas pasadas. La aplicación de enfoques metodológicos innovadores al estudio de estos materiales está dando importantes resultados y obligando a revisar muchos de los presupuestos tradicionalmente aceptados. Por otra parte, los esfuerzos por elaborar corpus electrónicos etiquetados y por desarrollar herramientas informáticas que faciliten los análisis lingüísticos prometen poner a disposición del investigador unos recursos hasta ahora insospechados. Los trabajos que se recogen en este volumen abordan diversos aspectos de la edición y el estudio de documentos hispánicos de la Edad Media al siglo XIX, centrándose en tres grandes temas: los documentos y la historia de la lengua, la documentación americana y la edición electrónica y los corpus documentales.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783034311427
Pages: 484
Prices: U.S. $ 120.95
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Europe EURO 93.00