"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 Intercultural Communication Research
The Journal of Intercultural Communication Research (JICR), a Routledge
journal, is calling for papers on child-raising across cultures, focusing on
practices, cultural values, and cultural rules (or 'scripts'). Selected papers will be
published in a JICR special issue in 2013.
Each paper should be a maximum of 10 pages in length, double spaced,
excluding references, figures, and tables, etc. The deadline for submission is
January 14, 2013. All submissions must be submitted via the Manuscript
Central System at:
For style information on the Journal of Intercultural Communication Research,
http://www.tandfonline.com/rjic and select 'Authors and submissions'.
Please see the following webpage for more details:
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