"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.
La notion d'interpolation, largement utilisée par la critique, en particulier philologique, n'a pas suscité jusqu'à ce jour de réflexion d'ensemble. Ce volume, issu de deux journées d'étude, entend la réhabiliter tout en proposant des éléments de définition et d'analyse propres à faire apprécier sa portée créatrice.
The notion of interpolation is used widely in criticism, particularly in the field of philology, yet it has not in itself been the focus of sustained reflection until now. This volume, the product of two study days, aims to redress the balance and re-establish the concept, putting forward definitions and analyses which will allow its full scope and creative potential to be appreciated.