"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.
Special Issue on Syntax and Psycholinguistics
Holes in Sentences: Shared Structure, Missing Arguments and Feature Deficiencies
PSYCHOLINGUISTICS "Processing of Deep and Surface Anaphors A replication and extension of Tanenhaus, Carlson & Seidenberg (1985)" Suzanne Belanger, University of Toronto "From a serializing L1 to a non-serializing L2: A preliminary discussion of transfer and Tense-driven restructuring in language contact situations" Rena Helms-Park, University of Toronto at Scarborough
SYNTAX "Shared Arguments in Control" Gabriela Alboiu, York University "Partial control and the movement towards Movement" Michael Barrie and Christine M. Pittman, University of Toronto "Syntactic transitivity of SE-reflexives in Polish" Magdalena Goledzinowska, University of Toronto "External arguments and gerunds" Keir Moulton, University of Toronto (now UMass)
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