"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 am compiling a corpus of original film titles in English which contain
puns or some type of wordplay in order to analyse how they have been
translated into Spanish. Could anybody suggest titles of this type to me?
There are some titles which I am not sure about, such as ''The Crying
Game'' (Neil Jordan, 1994), ''The in-laws'' (Andrew Fleming, 2003), or
''The shipping news'' (Lasse Hallström, 2001). Do you think they contain
any type of pun?
Any references on this topic would be very welcome.