"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.
Presents five articles about phonology, indicative verb structure, tone patterns of nominals, major syntactic structures, and folk tale features of Doyayo.
Represents research on the Doyayo language using a descriptive linguistic approach. Doyayo is spoken by 15,000 people and belongs to the Duru group of the Adamawa-Eastern language family in northern and northwestern Cameroon. This volume makes collected data available to the academic community and the Doyayos to contribute to the ongoing study of their language.
Elisabeth and Marinus Wiering arrived in Poli, northhern Cameroon in 1971 and began their linguistic research under a cooperative agreement between SIL International and the Federal University of Cameroon.