"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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Verges: Germanic & Slavic Studies in Review
Verges: Germanic & Slavic Studies in Review (GSSR) is an interdisciplinary open-access, online and blind peer-reviewed journal published twice a year by graduate students in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Victoria. Its goal is to promote graduate and undergraduate student research in all areas of Germanic and Slavic Studies including, but not limited to: general linguistics, typology, literature and language, translation studies and second language acquisition.
The upcoming Fall/Winter issue (Vol. 2, Issue 2) will not be a themed issue; thus, we accept interdisciplinary articles (empirical and theoretical) pertinent to Germanic and/or Slavic Studies. We are looking for articles at least 3,600 words long (not including works cited) in MLA format. We accept articles from international students, granted that the article itself is written in English.
The deadline for submissions is June 22, 2013. Contact the journal editors at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the journal's website at http://journals.uvic.ca/index.php/verges for more information.
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