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What is English? And Why Should We Care?

By: Tim William Machan

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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Medical Writing in Early Modern English

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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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Societat Catalana de Sociolingüística - Institut d'Estudis Catalans
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La SOCS ha organitzat, des de la seva creació, debats i seminaris sobre tot tipus d’aspectes sociolingüístics, tant per part d’especialistes del país com d’arreu. Membres destacats de la SOCS van col·laborar en l’àmbit de llengua del Congrés de Cultura Catalana (1977-1978) i en el II Congrés Internacional de la Llengua Catalana (1986). La revista de la SOCS és l’anuari Treballs de Sociolingüística Catalana, que es publica des del 1977. L’associació, des del 1991, compta amb un representant en el Consell Social de la Llengua Catalana, creat per la Generalitat de Catalunya.