"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.
Special Issue: 1. LREC2010: Selected Papers/Nancy Ide & Nicoletta Calzolari 2. Global Interoperability for Language Resources/Nancy Ide, Alex Cheng yu Fang & Jonathan Webster
DOI: 10.1007/s10579-012-9190-3 Title: Editors' Note Editors' Note Author(s): Nancy Ide and Nicoletta Calzolari Pages: 153-154
DOI: 10.1007/s10579-011-9165-9 Title: Original paper A survey of methods to ease the development of highly multilingual text mining applications Author(s): Ralf Steinberger Pages: 155-176
DOI: 10.1007/s10579-012-9177-0 Title: Original Paper Question answering at the cross-language evaluation forum 2003-2010 Author(s): Anselmo Peñas, Bernardo Magnini, Pamela Forner, Richard Sutcliffe, Álvaro Rodrigo and Danilo Giampiccolo Pages: 177-217
DOI: 10.1007/s10579-012-9188-x Title: Original Paper Multiplicity and word sense: evaluating and learning from multiply labeled word sense annotations Author(s): Rebecca J. Passonneau, Vikas Bhardwaj, Ansaf Salleb-Aouissi and Nancy Ide Pages: 219-252
DOI: 10.1007/s10579-012-9181-4 Title: Original Paper LMF-aware Web services for accessing semantic lexicons Author(s): Yoshihiko Hayashi, Bora Savas, Monica Monachini, Claudia Soria and Nicoletta Calzolari Pages: 253-264
DOI: 10.1007/s10579-012-9184-1 Title: Introduction Global Interoperability for Language Resources: Introduction to the Special Section Author(s): Nancy Ide, Alex C. Fang and Jonathan Webster Pages: 265-267
DOI: 10.1007/s10579-012-9191-2 Title: Original Paper FrameNet, current collaborations and future goals Author(s): Collin F. Baker Pages: 269-286
DOI: 10.1007/s10579-012-9183-2 Title: Original Paper Constructing and utilizing wordnets using statistical methods Author(s): Gerard de Melo and Gerhard Weikum Pages: 287-311
DOI: 10.1007/s10579-012-9186-z Title: Original Paper Challenges for a multilingual wordnet Author(s): Christiane Fellbaum and Piek Vossen Pages: 313-326
DOI: 10.1007/s10579-012-9189-9 Title: Original Paper Creating an interoperable language resource for interoperable linguistic studies Author(s): Alex Chengyu Fang Pages: 327-340