"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.
The Editorial Board of "Teachers College, Columbia University Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics" is pleased to announce that the 2003 Special Issue is now available on-line at www.tc.columbia.edu/academic/tesol/Webjournal.
In this issue: The 2003 Applied Linguistics and Language Education (APPLE) Award Winning Papers
TESOL M.A. Essay The Bilingual Brain Monica Ekiert
TESOL M.A. Essay Can Corrective Feedback Bring About Substantial Changes in the Learner Interlanguage System? Satoko Yamamoto
TESOL Ed.D. (5500) Research Paper Second Language Transfer During Third Language Acquisition Shirin Murphy
Applied Linguistics Ed.D. (5500) Research Paper Issues in Code-Switching: Competing Theories and Models Erman Boztepe
The Forum Commentaries on "Multiple Discourse Analyses of a Workplace Interaction Editor: Santoi Leung