"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 is an attempt to bring out issues related to communication
studies in general and Urdu electronic and print media in particular. This
concise overview may enhance a better understanding of communication
studies. This is, therefore, the first linguistic study on Urdu print and
electronic media. As such, it should not only open many new perspectives in
various areas it presents, but also incites others to further this kind of
study in both scope and depth.
The experimental approach employed to perform semantic feature analysis of
related word-pairs addresses fundamental analytical issues concerning the
linguistic and psycholinguistic aspects of meaning in a strikingly original
and perceptive way. In this regard, the book makes an impressive and
original contribution to socio-psychological aspects of meaning and its
effects on readers. The theoretical and methodological ideas and models it
contains should merit the interest not only to the scholars of language and
communication but also to linguists, semioticians and psycholinguists.