"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: Participating in academic publishing - consequences of linguistic policies and practices
DOI: 10.1007/s10993-013-9286-7 Title: Introduction to the thematic issue: participating in academic publishing—consequences of linguistic policies and practices Author(s): Mary Jane Curry, Theresa Lillis pages: 209-213
DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9267-2 Title: Publish (in international indexed journals) or perish: Neoliberal ideology in a Korean university Author(s): Hikyoung Lee, Kathy Lee pages: 215-230
DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9268-1 Title: The role of policy in constructing the peripheral scientist in the era of globalization Author(s): Karen Englander, Sedef Uzuner- Smith pages: 231-250
DOI: 10.1007/s10993-013-9285-8 Title: From ‘import’ to ‘import—export’ oriented internationalization: the impact of national policy on scholarly publication in China Author(s): Haiying Feng, Gulbahar H. Beckett, Dawang Huang pages: 251-272
DOI: 10.1007/s10993-013-9272-0 Title: Publishing strategies of young, highly mobile academics: the question of language in the European context Author(s): Laurie Anderson pages: 273-288