"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.
Língua de Preto, the Basic Variety at the root of West African Portuguese Creoles: A contribution to the theory of pidgin/creole formation as second language acquisition Alain Kihm and Jean-Louis Rouge 203 – 298
Wh-Questions in Colloquial Singapore English: Adaptive traits from vernacular Malay and typological congruence Yosuke Sato 299 – 322
The transparency of creoles Sterre Leufkens 323 – 362
On the non-creole basis for Afro-Bolivian Spanish Sandro Sessarego 363 – 407
It’s not over: Why it matters whether there is a such thing as a creole John McWhorter 409 – 423
The current state of Sri Lanka Portuguese Sebastian Nordhoff 425 – 434
Language turned on: What comparative studies and syntactic theory reveals on variation in creole languages Marlyse Baptista 435 – 440
The handbook of pidgin and creole studies. Edited by Silvia Kouwenberg & John Victor Singler Reviewed by John McWhorter 441 – 445
La genèse des créoles de l’Océan Indien. By Robert Chaudenson Reviewed by Aymeric Daval-Markussen 446 – 449
Second dialect acquisition. By Jeff Siegel Reviewed by Fredric Field 450 – 453
Bilengism morisien ek angle. (Mauritian and English bilingualism). By Dev Virahsawmy Dany Adone 454 – 455