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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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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 University of California, Santa Barbara (Publications of eHumanista) is an academic publisher that aims at promoting knowledge of the Iberian Peninsula by producing academic materials (monographs, proceedings of scholarly conferences, edited volumes, critical editions, journals, etc.). We cover topics that pertain to the language, literature and culture of the Iberian Peninsula from the Middle Ages to the Early Modern Period. As well, occasionally we venture into the 18th century. We also like to conceive of the Iberian Peninsula as a whole, and in our varied academic work we focus on Catalan, Castilian, Galician, and Portuguese languages and cultures.