"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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Sayyab Translation Journal (STJ)
Sayyab Books (London) announces the 2013 volume of its journal, Sayyab Translation Journal (STJ), an international journal of translation, interpreting, and intercultural studies in either Arabic or English.
Aim: STJ brings professional and academic interests closer in addressing issues related to translation, interpreting and intercultural studies, with a focus on Arabic <> English interface. Submissions on other languages are also welcome, provided they involve Arabic. STJ welcomes high quality original research, as well as review articles and book reviews.
STJ is published provisionally as one volume per year. Contributions (6000-7000 words) to the 2013 volume of STJ, scheduled to appear in December 2013, should be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 30 October 2013.
For enquiries, style sheet, and suggestions or comments, please e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sayyab.org.