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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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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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The Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto, with over 3000 students, offers 13 undergraduate courses (licenciatura), 30 Master’s courses (mestrado) and 18 doctoral courses (doutoramento) in the following areas: Archaeology, Information Science, Communication Sciences, Language Sciences, Teaching Methodology, Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Geography, History, History of Art, Classical and Modern Languages, Literature, Museology, Portuguese as a Foreign Language, International Relations, Sociology, Translation Studies and Tourism. Some of these courses are taught jointly with other Faculties of the University of Porto and/or other universities. As a University publisher the Faculty publishes several scientific journals that are available on paper and digital formats.