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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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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 has a long tradition of publishing scientific and professional publications, university textbooks, and various language manuals. The publishing activities of all departments are joined under the Academic Publishing Division of the Faculty of Arts. With regard to the number of publications, this is one of the biggest publishers of academic literature in the field of the humanities and social sciences in Central Europe and has for some time been the largest in Slovenia. It consists of four field-related editorial departments: scientific publications; university level and other textbooks; professional publications; promotional materials. Publications include works which present the most recent research achievements in the humanities and social sciences, study literature, and expert works of interest to the wider public. Aside from scientific research monographs, proceedings, and study literature, it also publishes periodic professional journals.