"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 volume provides a broad overview of current work in aphasia in individuals
who speak more than one language. With contributions from many of the leading
researchers in the field, the material included, both experimental work and
theoretical overviews, should prove useful to both researchers and clinicians.
The book should also appeal to a broader audience, including all who have an
interest in the study of language disorders in an increasingly
multicultural/multilingual world (e.g. students of speech-language pathology and
linguistics). The areas of multilingual aphasia addressed in this collection
include assessment and treatment, language phenomena (e.g. code-switching),
particular language pairs (including a bidialectal study), and the role of cultural