"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.
English Sentence Analysis: An introductory course is designed as a 10-week course for students of English Language and Literature, Linguistics, or other language related fields. In 10 weeks the student will be proficient in English analysis at sentence, clause and phrase level and have a solid understanding of the traditional terms and concepts of English syntax. This introduction prepares for practical courses in grammar and writing skills and for theoretical courses in syntactic argumentation.
The package consists of a Course Book with 8 Chapters and a CD-Rom with the Practice Program.
The Course Book shows - sentence structures in clear graphics; - Contains logically structured chapters with Introductions and Summaries; - Provides exercises with quotations and excerpts from English, American and Australian literature and pop songs. The Practice Program - contains over 800 exercises; - over 700 authentic quotations and excerpts from literature and popular music to analyze; - detailed feedback with hyperlinks to theoretical explanations; - a comprehensive theory module; - an on-screen score count; - adapts to the individual student's problem areas. "English Sentence Analysis: An introductory course" has been classroom tested at various universities. The students seem to enjoy the 'dreaded' syntax course and pass rates have gone up significantly from 50 to 70%. The Practice Program is based on Hologram, designed and adapted by the University of Groningen, Fac. of Arts, Centre for ICT and Learning. A network version is being developed. EXAMINATION COPIES AVAILABLE