"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.
John M. Anderson (University of Edinburgh; emeritus) Parasitic passives of intransitives in English. 5-22
Marina Dossena (University of Bergamo) Sense and sensibility: verbal morpho-syntax in nineteenth-century Scottish emigrants’ letters and the intersection of standard and vernacular usage. 23-36
Stefania Maci (University of Bergamo) The language of tourism regulations in the European Union. 37-58
Andreea S. Calude & Gerald Delahunty (University of Reading and Colorado State University) Inferentials: fixed or not? 59-83
Patrice Larroque (Paul Valery University, Montpellier) The prepositions at and to: opposite points of view. 85-95
Joanna Esquibel & Anna Wojtyś (University of Warsaw) Devil aka Satan: an enemy or fiend? On the rivalry between the familiar and the foreign in early English. 97-113
Magdalena Murawska (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań) Patient imaging in medical case reports. 115-127
Daisuke Suzuki (Kyoto University) A corpus-based study of modal adverbs in English: from the viewpoint of grammaticalization. 129-141
Elena Salakhyan (Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen) Tübingen Corpus of Eastern European English (TCEEE): from a small-scale corpus study to newly emerging non-native English variety. 143-157
Oskar Gawlik (Jan Kochanowski University of Kielce) On the complementation of start, begin and continue in spoken academic English. 159-170
Łukasz Stolarski (Jan Kochanowski University of Kielce) Size-sound symbolism in car names. 171-189
The full text of the articles published in Volume 1 is available at http://www.ujk.edu.pl/token/ Courtesy of the Jan Kochanowski University Press)
Token focuses on English linguistics in a broad sense, taking in both diachronic and synchronic work, grammatical as well as lexical studies. That being said, the journal favors empirical research. All submissions are double-blind peer reviewed.