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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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Hong Kong Journal of Applied Linguistics aims to promote the development of principled links between theoretical linguistics, educational research and the planning and implementation of practical teaching programmes primarily within a Chinese context. Submissions of previously unpublished articles that specifically address language teaching and learning in Hong Kong or the surrounding region, language learning in other Chinese contexts or Chinese students learning languages overseas are invited. Book reviews and brief reports or summaries of work in progress which address similar issues are also welcome.