"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 2005 Symposium on New Approaches in English Historical Lexis (HEL-LEX)
This volume contains 18 papers selected from the 2005 Symposium on New
Approaches in English Historical Lexis (HEL-LEX), which was held in
Helsinki in 2005. The papers eventually read at the symposium, a majority
of which appear here, were a combination of many interests, from Old and
Middle English to issues in cognitive semantics and problems of
lexicographical practice. The plenary papers by Gabriele Stein and Ian
Lancashire deal at length with neglected 16th century lexicographers,
Richard Howlet (Huloet) and John Rastell. The plenary paper by Zoltán
Kövecses offers a broad account of theoretical issues in cognitive
semantics which relate to metaphor and words for emotion. The complete
table of contents showing the broad range of papers is available at
http://www.lingref.com/cpp/hel-lex/2005/index.html along with abstracts and
the complete 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.