"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.
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Explorations in Linguistics: An Online Journal of Undergraduate Research
Explorations in Linguistics: An Online Journal of Undergraduate Research is published twice a year by the Linguistics Program at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Its goal is to promote undergraduate student research in all areas of linguistics. The journal is directly overseen by an undergraduate student editor and reviewers with input from linguistics faculty.
Submissions of two types are invited: (1) short essays (400-700 words) that explore or make unique observations about interesting linguistic features encountered in everyday life (e.g., an overheard conversational interaction or a written language sample such as a billboard or a greeting card); and (2) original, data-based research projects (5,000 words or fewer) on a linguistic topic. Submissions that are either the result of a class assignment or that represent independently-conducted research are equally welcomed.
Please see the journal's website http://www.sju.edu/int/academics/cas/linguistics/journal.html for detailed information regarding submissions. Manuscripts are accepted for review on a continual basis.