"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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Editor's Note: This is the second call for papers. The deadline of this call has been extended.
Revista Leitura, a peer-reviewed journal published by the Programa de Pós-Graduação em Letras e Línguística (PPGLL) / Universidade Federal de Alagoas (UFAL), is accepting submission of papers, essays, book reviews, and interviews for its 52nd issue, to be published in Oct. 2013.
The focus of this issue is prosody as an organizing principle for different aspects of spoken language. It aims at discussing specifically how different prosodic elements (such as those related to the variation of duration, intensity and fundamental frequency) are used to organize information in various communicative situations. Studies that deal with aspects related to the production and the perception of this phenomenon in different verbal productions will be considered for analysis. The submission of papers that deal with spontaneous speech is particularly encouraged.
Submission Deadline: 31-Aug-2013
Authors interested in publication should send their manuscripts as well as any questions to: revistaleiturayahoo.com.br.
Paper Submission Instructions: http://www.fale.ufal.br/posgraduacao/ppgll/ivcbpf/Leitura-Chamada-52.pdf