"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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International Journal of Language Studies (IJLS)
International Journal of Language Studies (IJLS) invites professional (applied) linguists and language researchers to submit their scholarly papers to IJLS. All submissions can be made in .doc or .docx format. A PDF copy of the manuscript should also be submitted if it contains special symbols, phonetic transcription, or characters from languages other than English. To see which other materials should be sent along with manuscripts, please see:
To see the list of themes on which you can write and submit to IJLS, please see our CFP at: http://www.ijls.net/cfp.html
This deadline (Feb-23-2013) is for our July 2013 issue, but there is no real deadline as we accept papers for more issues to be published on a quarterly basis.
For details of the journal, please visit our site at: http://www.ijls.net/