"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 3rd Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America
This volume contains 33 papers and posters presented at the 3rd Conference
on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America (GALANA
2008), which was held at the University of Connecticut in Storrs from
September 4-6, 2008. The conference included a special focus on language
acquisition and cross-linguistic variation, as well as original research in
many areas of first and second language acquisition. The complete table of
contents is available at http://www.lingref.com/cpp/galana/3/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, with free web access available
through our web site, http://www.lingref.com.