"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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Studii de Gramatica Contrastiva
Studii de Gramaticã Contrastivã Studies in Contrastive Grammar E-ISSN: 2344-4193 ISSN-L: 1584-143X http://studiidegramaticacontrastiva.info/
Volume no 21/2014
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Studii de gramatica contrastiva (Studies in Contrastive Grammar) is a biannual open-access journal for specialists in linguistics, history of language, and other related fields. The main focus of the journal is comparative and contrastive study from a wide range of perspectives: general linguistics, applied linguistics, semantics, translation studies. The main objectives of the journal are to promote interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity and to encourage innovative thinking and intercultural exchange.
The journal is indexed in international data bases (Index Copernicus, EBSCO, DOAJ) and accredited by the Romanian Research Council (C category for 2012-2016).