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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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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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Allomorphic Variation fox, sue 16.2907 Oct-07-2005
Origin of Pot 'Cannabis' Wheeler, Max 16.2853 Oct-03-2005
Modification : Solid-state Recorders Brunelle, Marc 16.2814 Sep-30-2005
Solid-state Recorders Brunelle, Marc 16.2710 Sep-17-2005
Irregular English Past Tense McClure, Scott 16.2608 Sep-11-2005
Dyslexia and Learning Syntax Kuha, Mai 16.2565 Sep-06-2005
Chinese Historical Syntax Slater, Keith 16.2536 Aug-31-2005
Most Conservative Language Unseth, Pete 16.2461 Aug-22-2005
Overcounting in Numerals Hanke, Thomas 16.2448 Aug-19-2005

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