"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.
Proceedings of the 9th Student Conference in Linguistics (SCIL 9)
Swahili Syllable Counting in Poetry, Language Games, and Stress Assignment Jae-Ick Park Morphological Adjacency Constraints: A Synthesis Jennifer Hay A Different case against "Case Adjacency" Anna Pettiward Large-Scale Pied-Piping, Subjacency Hidekazu Tanaka A Unified Explanation of Korean Double Nominative Constructions Hyeonkwan Cho Pseudo-Passives and Adjacency Ralph C. Blight Heading for Their Own Places Takashi Toyoshima A Theory of Category Movement and its Applications Brian Agbayani Phrasal Movement in Korean Negation Paul Hagstrom A Note on Sluicing in Wh-in-situ Languages Mika Kizu Do Head-Final Coordinate Structures Exist? Evidence From NP-Coordination in Korean Eun-Young Yi1 The Semantics of Predicates Taking As and To Be Complements William Thompson and Jennifer Hay Maximality of Cardinal NPs Yunsun Jung Tense and Opacity in Propositional Attitudes in Korean Mean-Young Song Causing the Mood. On the Properties of Subjunctive Complements in Romance Josep uer The Stage-Level / Individual-Level Distinction An Analysis of -te-iru Ayako Yamagata "There's Redundancy and Then There's Redundancy": A Pragmatic Analysis of Two Redundant Constructions Julia Moore Predicative and Attributive Forms in Classical Japanese Kunio Nishiyama The Origin and Reanalysis of for as a Complementizer Najib Jarad