"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.
Prospectus et mémoires de l'Encyclopédie méthodique. Volume II - 1789-1792
Les Prospectus et Mémoires disent les épreuves traversées dans l'organisation de la Méthodique, élaborée à partir de l'Encyclopédie de Diderot et d'Alembert. Les savants y expliquent leur discipline dans la société en révolution et tracent le lien entre histoire des sciences et histoire du vocabulaire.
The Prospectus et Mémoires testifies to the trials involved in organising the Méthodique, based on Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopédie. In it, scholars explain the position of their discipline in a society in revolution and trace the link between the history of science and the history of vocabulary.