"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 aim of this dictionary is to provide the Arabic students and scholars a comprehensive set of English technical vocabulary that is currently used in phonetics with the corresponding set in Arabic. Phonetics is a vast field of study with branches reaching out into many speech and language sciences. Thus, a dictionary of phonetics can not be limited only to the field of linguistics. It must include articulatory phonetics and technical terms from the anatomy, physiology, and neurology of speech; acoustic phonetics and the technical terms from speech encoding and transmission processes; and auditory phonetics and technical terms from speech reception, decoding, and perception. In addition, a dictionary of phonetics must include all other relevant terms occurring in the neighboring sub-fields of linguistics that touch upon phonetics, in particular instrumental phonetics and phonology. The proposed dictionary is such a dictionary of phonetics. Even though this dictionary accounts for all of the phonetic terminology in use in the study and teaching of phonetics, it is arranged alphabetically rather than by the many sub-disciplines of phonetics. This alphabetical arrangement makes the dictionary accessible not only to the beginner but to the specialist as well. Furthermore, the cross classificatory arrangement of its entries makes it more user friendly.