"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.
Iberia: An International Journal of Theoretical Linguistics
Iberia is a six-monthly, online, open-access journal on theoretical linguistics in any of its disciplines: syntax, semantics, phonology, discourse analysis, etc. It is mostly focused on generative grammar, although it is open to other frameworks as well. The main goal of the journal is to circulate double blind peer-reviewed, on-going work by researchers in the field in as short a period of time as possible, made feasible through the online platform of Iberia. The language of publication is English.
Iberia is already indexed in the following databases: Ulrichs, ISOC, Latindex, DICE, DIALNET.We are currently applying to other international databases. The editors are very pleased to announce that Iberia has been classified as a B journal on a scale of A to D, despite its youth (CIRC category). Iberia meets 35 features of Latindex out of 36.