"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.
Ne pas dire
Pour une étude du non-dit dans la littérature et la culture européennes
Le non-dit est à la littérature ce que le silence est à la musique. À travers ses degrés de densité expressive, il peut exprimer l'inavouable et l'indicible. Du mutisme au geste qui signifie, la communication non verbale offre un vaste champ d'expérimentation des textes et des œuvres d'art.
The unsaid is to literature what silence is to music. Varying in degrees of expressiveness, it communicates what cannot be admitted or spoken of. From mutism to telling gestures, non-verbal communication provides a vast area of experimentation for texts and artworks.