"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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SKY Journal of Linguistics
SKY Journal of Linguistics is the annual publication of the Linguistic Association of Finland (SKY). SKY JoL welcomes linguistic research from all theoretical and methodological persuasions.
The submissions have to be unpublished, original, and high-quality work. Every manuscript is reviewed by at least two anonymous referees. In addition to papers on any linguistic topic, SKY JoL publishes short 'squibs' (3-5 pages) and book reviews. The languages of publication are English, French, and German. SKY JoL appears both in print and as a free-access web journal.
The deadline for initial submissions for the next volume (27, to appear in December 2014) is March 31, 2014. The deadline is strict. Submissions arriving after the deadline will be postponed to next year. Provided that a manuscript is accepted for publication without major revisions, it will in the normal course of events appear in December 2014.
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Markus Hamunen Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies P.O. Box 3, Fabianinkatu 33 FI-00014 University of Helsinki Finland
Tiina Keisanen Faculty of Humanities P.O. Box 1000 FI-90014 University of Oulu
Veronika Laippala French department Koskenniemenkatu 4 FI-20014 University of Turku Finland
Lotta Lehti French department Koskenniemenkatu 4 FI-20014 University of Turku Finland
Hanna Lantto Department of Modern languages Unioninkatu 40 FI-00014 Helsinki Finland
Saija Merke Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies P.O. Box 4, Vuorikatu 3A FI-00014 University of Helsinki