"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.
Selected Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference on African Linguistics
Shifting the Center of Africanism in Language Politics and Economic Globalization
This volume contains 25 papers selected from the 36th Annual Conference on
African Linguistics (ACAL 36), which was held at Georgia Southern
University in 2005. The theme of the conference was "Shifting the Center of
Africanism: Language, Economic Regionalism and Globalization." Along with
the plenary papers by Zaline Makini Roy-Campbell and Paul Tiyambe Zeleza,
the papers in this volume are organized into sections on phonology, syntax,
morpho-semantics, language in pedagogy, and language in social context. The
complete table of contents is available at
http://www.lingref.com/cpp/acal/36/index.html along with abstracts and the
actual papers in PDF format.
This volume has been published by Cascadilla Proceedings Project, an
imprint of Cascadilla Press. Proceedings from Cascadilla Proceedings
Project are published in library binding. There is also free web access to
all of the papers in the proceedings through our web site at lingref.com.