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"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

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What is English? And Why Should We Care?

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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.

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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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Le prochain numéro d'Arborescences, revue d'études françaises portera sur l'acquisition du français. On invite des contributions portant sur les différents types d'acquisition (langue première, bilingue, langue seconde/tierce) des connaissances linguistiques (lexicales, sémantiques, syntaxiques, morphologiques, phonologiques, phonétiques, ou sociolinguistiques). On s'intéresse surtout aux études de compréhension/perception ou de production présentant de nouvelles données (études de cas, sur corpus ou expérimentales) qui analysent un ou plusieurs des thèmes suivants : traitement de l'input y compris le rôle de l'instruction ; influence translinguistique ; développement ; variabilité et différences individuelles ; effets de l'alphabétisme.

Merci d'envoyer vos articles (taille max : 80 000 signes) avant le 30 novembre 2013 aux deux directeurs du numéro :

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Nous vous prions de vous référer à notre protocole de mise en page et d'y consulter en particulier ce qui traite de la ponctuation et des références bibliographiques : https://www.dropbox.com/s/1bxoyi86dmswp1r/Protocole%20linguistique.doc