"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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Novitas: Research on Youth and Language (ROYAL)
Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language) is an open access, international, and fully refereed (peer-reviewed) journal devoted to research and critical discussion about all aspects of learning and teaching of foreign languages. The journal publishes inter- and multidisciplinary research on the intersections of the education of youth with a focus on teaching of foreign languages, cultures, and literatures. The primary aim of the journal is to help accumulate knowledge of how foreign languages, cultures, and literatures have the potential to change the lives of students.
Submissions are solicited for the next issue (Volume 7- Issue 1). The call deadline for this issue is February 15, 2013.
Novitas-ROYAL is mainly interested in the relationship between various aspects of teaching and learning of foreign languages with a special emphasis on English Language Teaching. Topics of articles should be related to youth in the following categories:
-Youth and language -Discourse and discursive constructions -Foreign language teaching -Teaching culture and intercultural issues -Gender and language -Language education -Language acquisition -CALL -Applied linguistics -Youth and curricula -Literature and literature teaching
Articles should be between 2,000-10,000 words long.
Authors should include the following information on a separate sheet of paper: name, institutional affiliation and position, e-mail address, web page, and research interests.
Prior to submission, articles should first be assessed by the author using the Reviewers' Checklist, also used by the editorial board, to check whether the article meets the basic requirements of the journal:
All articles submitted are refereed by at least two specialist reviewers. Once an article is accepted, it is published in the closest issue of the journal. It is expected that the submitted article is not currently under consideration for another publication and has not been published before.
Visit http://www.novitasroyal.org/ for the details.