"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.
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Dialectologia (http://www.publicacions.ub.edu/revistes/dialectologia/) invites submissions of original papers and notes, reviews or summaries. Articles received by 30-Nov-2014 will be considered for publication in Number 15 (July 2015). Authors wishing to participate should submit the article via email. Submissions must strictly follow the guidelines provided at the URL.
The journal aims to join the experiences of researchers working in different fields of Dialectology (linguistic variation, geolinguistics, methodology, synchronic and diachronic dialectal data, new technologies, social dialectology, etc.).
Dialectologia has four main aims: 1. To provide dialectologists from all over the world with a forum for the exchange of ideas and methods, 2. To create links between dialectology and more or less related disciplines, 3. To study language variation from different points of view, 4. To bring dialectology up-to-date by incorporating new techniques and modern theoretical approaches.
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The journal is a double-blind external peer-reviewed journal, published twice yearly, that complies with the norms of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT). Each issue publishes 5/6 articles related to a specific subject. It includes also book reviews and news about congresses, meetings and recent publications. Original papers will be evaluated within a period of three months.