"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.
We are very happy and honoured to announce our Festschrift to Andrew Radford, published as volume 4 issues 1-2 of the journal Iberia: An International Journal of Theoretical Linguistics at http://revistas.ojs.es/index.php/iberia/issue/archive. We invite you to review the Tables of Contents here and then visit our website to view articles of interest, which are available without subscription. Please note we have changed the URL of our journal.
Working on this project has been a real pleasure for us. We are very grateful to all our contributors, reviewers, copyeditors and translators for their efforts.
Ángel Jiménez-Fernández Pilar Barbosa Victoria Camacho-Taboada Michelle Sheehan