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"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



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What is English? And Why Should We Care?

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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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Medical Writing in Early Modern English

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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.


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Title: English Language
Subtitle: Description, Variation and Context
Edited By: Jonathan Culpeper
Francis Katamba
Paul Kerswill
Ruth Wodak
URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=270269
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What is the English language like, why is it like that and what do we need to know in order to study it? This wide-ranging and research-led introductory textbook provides students with the grounding in linguistics necessary to investigate these questions for themselves.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English

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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 140394590X
ISBN-13: 9781403945907
Pages: 728
Prices: U.K. £ 23.99

 
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1403945896
ISBN-13: 9781403945891
Pages: 728
Prices: U.K. £ 65.00