"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.
This book aims to provide a key to the solution of difficult problems of
studies of Korean grammar which are concerned with linguistic phenomena,
while taking up concrete examples. In order to achieve this purpose, it
discusses methodology of studies in Korean grammar step by step.
Furthermore, it examines two angles of researches on grammatical phenomena
in the Korean language: (1) the application of foreign theories to the
phenomena (2) the self-creation of theories on the phenomena based on
traditional Korean linguistics.
This book emphasizes the following two things. First, it discusses
methodology of studies in Korean grammar according to three levels: (1) a
purpose of study, (2) an instrument of research, (3) research material.
Second, it examines the interpretation of results of these studies by means
of two levels: (1) theory, (2) unit.