"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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Call for Papers
The Journal of English Studies (JES) invites submissions (papers, book reviews, interviews) for issue n. 11 on all areas of research within the domain of English Studies (linguistics, literature, literary theory, film studies, cultural studies, etc.). The Journal of English Studies is published by the Modern Languages Department at the University of La Rioja. All articles must be written in English. For further information about the guidelines for publication, please, visit: http://www.unirioja.es/servicios/sp/revistas/jes.shtml
Additionally, we have received the following books for review: Gámez-Fernández, C.M. and Navarro-Tejero, A. eds. 2011. India in the World. New Castle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-3289-2
Muñoz Corcuera, A. and Di Biase, E. eds. 2012. Barrie, Hook, and Peter Pan. Studies in Contemporary Myth; Estudios sobre un mito contemporáneo. New Castle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-4002-6
If you would like to review any of these books, please send us a paragraph describing your academic specialization. Reviews must be submitted by May 31st.
Deadline for submissions: March 15th, 2013 Manuscripts should be sent via e-mail directly to the Secretary of JES: Dr. Cristina Flores Moreno Journal of English Studies (JES). E-mail: email@example.com For further information, contact the Editor of JES Dr. Mª Pilar Agustín Llach E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org