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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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Title: Editorial: State of BLC
Author: David Green
Institution: Green Institute for Advanced Psychology, Tel Aviv
Author: Ping Li
Institution: Pennsylvania State University
Author: Jürgen M Meisel
Institution: Universität Hamburg
Author: Carmen Silva-Corvalán
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Homepage: http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/linguistics/content/people_c_silva_corvalan.php
Institution: University of Southern California
Linguistic Field: Cognitive Science
Abstract: As Bilingualism: Language and Cognition (BLC) enters its 12th year of publication, we the editors of the journal are pleased to report to the BLC readers that the state of the journal is strong.

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This article appears in Bilingualism: Language and Cognition Vol. 12, Issue 1, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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