"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.
How can language be linked to economics?: A survey of two strands of research Weiguo Zhang and Gilles Grenier 203-226
Interpreting and minority language planning and policy: Galician as a case study Robert Neal Baxter 227-248
Which alphabet on car number-plates in Cyprus?: An issue of language planning ideology and identity Dimitra Karoulla-Vrikki 249-270
The English-Only Myth: Multilingual Education in India A. Giridhar Rao 271-279
Reviews / Críticas / Rezensionen / Recenzoj
Tadhg Ó hIfearnáin and Máire Ní Neachtain (eds.). 2012. An tSochtheangeolaíocht: Feidhm agus Tuairisc. Reviewed by Seán Ó Riain 281 – 283
Pello Salaburu and Xabier Alberdi (eds.). The Challenge of a Bilingual Society in the Basque Country Reviewed by Frank Nuessel 284 – 286
Marianne Montgomery. Europe’s Languages on England’s Stages, 1590–1620 Reviewed by Humphrey Tonkin 287 – 289
Andrea Pia Kölbl und Jennifer Bretz (Hg.). Zwischen Utopie und Wirklichkeit. Konstruierte Sprachen für die globalisierte Welt. Begleitband zur Ausstellung an der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek (14. Juni bis 9. September 2012) Rezensiert von Sabine Fiedler 290 – 294
Walter Żelazny. Ludwik Zamenhof. Życie i dzieło. Recepcja i reminiscencje. Wybór pism i listów Reviewed by Krzysztof Kłosiński 295 – 297
Norbert Francis. Bilingual Development and Literacy Learning: East Asian and International Perspectives Reviewed by Jin Xue 298 – 300
Janet M. Fuller. Spanish Speakers in the USA Reviewed by Frank Nuessel 301 – 304