"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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Research on Language and Computation
Research on Language and Computation is ceasing to publish with Springer after the next
volume. We are moving to the Corner of Language and Computation in the Journal of Logic
and Computation, Oxford University Press, and you can see our Corner there
The Corner will publish high quality, leading edge research papers in computational
linguistics and natural language processing. It features work that deals with
interesting theoretical dimensions of research on formal, empirical, and application
questions. Language and Computation examines syntax, semantics, morphology, phonology,
dialogue and discourse, theories of grammar, machine learning and computational learning
theory applied to natural language, mathematical and complexity properties of natural
language systems, and the implementation of procedures for natural language analysis,
generation, and translation. The Corner is particularly interested in articles addressing
the relation of logic to the computational and formal properties of natural language.
In addition to full articles, the Corner also publishes shorter notes.
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