"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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Semantics-Syntax Interface seeks to provide a platform for the discussion of theoretical developments in syntax/semantics interface based on formal and experimental methods. Edited by young scholars, Semantics-Syntax Interface welcomes research articles, short contributions (squibs, replies) as well as review articles. The journal publishes studies mainly focused on (but not limited to) mood and modality, quantification, argument structure, tense, aspect, event structure, and negation. All submissions will undergo double-blind review.
Semantics-Syntax Interface is an open access journal, freely available to all online readers at http://semantics-syntax.ut.ac.ir/.
Guidelines for authors are available at http://semantics-syntax.ut.ac.ir/index.php/guidelines. For questions, contact email@example.com.
Deadline for submissions to the inaugural issue is 28 February 2014.