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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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What is English? And Why Should We Care?

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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

Edited by Irma Taavitsainen and Paivi Pahta

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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Lieu de rencontre moderne, ouvert et concret offrant aux chercheurs la possibilité de poursuivre leurs investigations dans un cadre propice au dialogue international, le GERFLINT, depuis sa création en 1999, se fixe un triple objectif : * permettre la formation d’équipes de recherches interdisciplinaires capables d’animer des projets de coopération scientifique francophones tant au plan local que régional et international; * créer un réseau de publications respectant les standards scientifiques internationaux, tant pour les contenus que pour la qualité de la présentation ; * promouvoir la carrière des jeunes chercheurs francophones en leur offrant la chance de publier les résultats de leurs travaux dans des revues d’excellence. Dénuée de toute ambition commerciale, son action est vouée à une œuvre fraternelle de dialogue des langues, des disciplines, des cultures et surtout des Hommes