"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
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.
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.
Eugene Nida: Linguistics and Etnology in Translation Problems
I am looking for lists of English compound nouns for my masters thesis
on the structure of compounds. Though I am currently working on
creating my own list, I would like to supplement it with lists which
have already been compiled. I have found several mentions of such
lists on Internet postings but these are quite old and the ftp
addresses they refer to don't exist anymore. Could you point me
towards any new sources.