"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.
I imagine many of you, like myself, are currently using some type of reference/bibliography/citation management software. Finding such apps seems to be difficult enough, and finding authoritative comparisons is even more daunting. If you are using or have recently used an application of this type, please send an e-mail to email@example.com telling the specific application and version number with which you are familiar. Two or three sentences stating your satisfaction with the application, as well as its pros and cons, would be helpful as well. I will be pleased to submit a summary of the information given me to LinguistList.