"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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Anglica. An International Journal of English Studies
The editors of Anglica: An International Journal of English Studies, a peer-reviewed annual print journal published by Warsaw University Press (www.wuw.uw.edu.pl) under the auspices of the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw, invite submissions for Volume 23 on English linguistics. We welcome contributions in language synchrony and diachrony, sociolinguistics, and language contact. For more information on the journal, please, visit our website: www.angli.uw.edu.pl/anglica.
The suggested maximum length of the paper is 12 pages (27000 characters with spaces) including the reference section and notes. The article should be preceded by an abstract of approximately 100 words. Authors are also asked to provide a short biographical note, approximately 50 words.
The deadline for contributions is 30 April 2014. All papers will 'double blind' reviewed by two independent reviewers by 30 June 2014 and the issue shall be published by the end of September 2014.
Papers should be submitted electronically in DOC and PDF format to: Dr. Anna Wojtyś (associate editor) firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information, please contact Dr. Anna Wojtyś (associate editor) email@example.com or Prof. Andrzej Weseliński (editor) firstname.lastname@example.org