"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.
Vedic preverbs as markers of valency-changing derivations: Transitivity and objecthood in Indo-European (Evidence from Old Indo-Aryan) Leonid Kulikov 721 – 746
A new strategy for progressive marking and its implications for grammaticalization theory: The subject clitic construction in Pantiscu Michele Loporcaro 747 – 784
Emergent projecting constructions: The case of Hebrew yada (‘know’) Yael Maschler 785 – 847
Scope hierarchies and modality in Manchu Julian Rentzsch 848 – 881
Ditransitive constructions in Kashibo-Kakataibo and the non-distinguishable objects analysis Roberto Zariquiey Biondi 882 – 905
Dimmendal, Gerrit J. 2011. Historical linguistics and the comparative study of African languages Reviewed by Michael C. Cahill 907 – 914
Liljeblad, Sven, Catherine S. Fowler, & Glenda Powell (compilers). 2012. The Northern Paiute-Bannock dictionary, with an English-Northern Paiute-Bannock finder list, and a Northern Paiute-Bannock-English finder list Reviewed by John E. McLaughlin 915 – 920
Goddard, Cliff. 2011. Semantic Analysis: A Practical Introduction Reviewed by Onna Nelson 921 – 927
Carsten Breul & Edward Göbbel (eds.), 2010. Comparative and Contrastive Studies of Information Structure Reviewed by Steve Nicolle 928 – 937
Thieberger, Nicholas (ed.) 20012. Oxford handbook of linguistic fieldwork. Reviewed by Marcus Smith 938 – 946
Trudgill, Peter. 2011. Sociolinguistic typology: Social determinants of linguistic complexity Reviewed by James N. Stanford and Timothy J. Pulju 947 – 955
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