"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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Brief - Online Journal of Snippets
We invite you to contribute papers to the second issue of Brief - Online Journal of Snippets.
Brief is an open access online journal of short academic texts (socalled "snippets") published under the auspices of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University of Lublin, Poland. It endeavors to serve as a repository of research prompts in various fields of Cognitive Linguistics. Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to:
- cognitive grammar and construction grammar - mental spaces and conceptual blending - conceptual metaphor and metonymy - iconicity in language - intercultural studies from cognitive perspective - cognitive pragmatics - frame semantics - subjectification - cognitive sociolinguistics - cognitive stylistics
Papers (approximately 500 words) should be sent by December 31, 2013 to email@example.com
For further information visit the journal's website: www.brief.umcs.eu
Hubert Kowalewski & Julia Nikiel editors of 'Brief - Online Journal of Snippets' www.brief.umcs.eu