"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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Journal of Universal Language
The Journal of Universal Language (ISSN 1598-6381) is concerned with artificial languages, language typology and other linguistics areas such as phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Papers on other topics will be given careful consideration.
Papers are peer reviewed. The JUL is published both in print and electronically in the spring and fall of each year.
Format: The language of publication is English, and the format is essentially Chicago Style. See www.unish.org for further details. The length of the manuscript should not exceed 40 pages. A 200-word abstract should be given at the beginning of each manuscript followed by several key words.
Submissions: Electronic submissions are preferred. Kindly send the paper in MS Word format to Silo Chin, Managing Editor, at both of the following email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. The submission deadline for this call is 11 February, 2014.
Addresses: Sejong University Language Research Institute, 98 Gunja-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, 143-747 Korea. Phone:+82-2-3408-3335
Sejong Prize: JUL selects one or two academically distinguished papers every year among the published ones in JUL and awards the authors of these papers either $3,000 or $2,000 (USD) the following March.