"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.
This textbook on Indo-European Linguistics is designed as an introduction to the field. It presents current topics and questions in Indo-European linguistics in a clear and informative manner. This translation is based on the 8th edition of the work first published by Hans Krahe (6th edition 1985) and it takes account of more recent research. While Krahe only considered phonology and morphology, the textbook also includes a comprehensive account of syntax and lexis. Manfred Mayrhofer assisted with the section of phonology; Matthias Fritz wrote the section on syntax and provided support for the project as a whole.
FROM THE CONTENTS:
Terminology, Symbols, Abbreviations
I. Introduction A The Field and its Study B Indo-European Linguistics in the Age of the PC and the Internet C A Word on the History of Indo-European Linguistics D Overview of the Indo-European Linguistics D Overview of the Indo-European Languages and their Sources E The Reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European
II. Proto-Indo-European Phonology A General Information B Proto-Indo-European Vowels C Proto-Indo-European Consonants D Larger Phonetic Unities
III. Proto-Indo-European Morphology A General Information B Verbs C Nouns and Adjectives D Pronouns E Numerals
IV. Proto-Indo-European Syntax, prepared by M. Fritz A General Information B Sentence Syntax C Verbal Morphosyntax D Nominal Morphosyntax
V The Proto-Indo-European Lexicon A General Information B Word Formation C The Lexicon of Names
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