"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 papers in the volume were presented at the Head Movement Workshop, jointly organized with the University of Potsdam, and held at UCLA in October 2001. The purpose of the workshop was to "re-evaluate the status of the head movement rule which has played a crucial role in the analysis of various phenomena central to syntactic theory."
Table of Contents
Artemis Alexiadou "Adjective Syntax and the Absence of Noun Raising in the DP" 1
Gisbert Fanselow "Munchhausen-Style Head Movement and the Analysis of Verb-Second" 40
Hilda Koopman "Inside the 'Noun' in Maasai" 77
Gereon Muller "Verb Second as vP-First" 116
Jairo Nunes "Head Movement, Remnant Movement, and Phonetic Realization of Chains" 161
Edward Stabler "Comparing 3 Perspectives on Head Movement" 178
Ralf Vogel "Dialectal Variation in German 3-Verb Clusters. Looking for the Best Analysis" 199
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