"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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Diálogo de la Lengua
Diálogo de la Lengua, a research journal focused on philology and linguistics, is now accepting submissions for publication in its 4th issue due out in Spring of 2013. Our journal focuses on topics including:
-Philology -Critical Text Editing and Study -Historical Linguistics -General Linguistics -Linguistic Typology -Dialectology and Sociolinguistics -L1 and L2 Acquisition -Linguistic Historiography
Submissions must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before December 30, 2012. All submissions are peer reviewed by qualified members of our advisory board within four months of submission. The advisory board will evaluate papers based on originality, clarity, methodology, results, conclusions and bibliography. Diálogo de la lengua encourages submission of original research articles and critical state of the art reviews in both English and Spanish. More information on format and criteria for acceptance can be found at dialogodelalengua.com.