"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.
Special Issue: Construction Morphology / Geert Booij
DOI: 10.1007/s11525-012-9209-x Title: Introduction Construction Morphology, a brief introduction Author(s): Geert Booij Pages: 343-346
DOI: 10.1007/s11525-011-9196-3 Title: Original Paper A constructional account of French -clé 'key' and Dutch sleutel- 'key' as in mot-clé / sleutelwoord 'key word' Author(s): Dany Amiot and Kristel Van Goethem Pages: 347-364
DOI: 10.1007/s11525-011-9189-2 Title: Original Paper Constructions and headedness in derivation and compounding Author(s): Giorgio Francesco Arcodia Pages: 365-397
DOI: 10.1007/s11525-012-9204-2 Title: Original Paper Complex -éo verbs in Ancient Greek. A case study at the interface between derivation and compounding Author(s): Anna Pompei and Nicola Grandi Pages: 399-416
DOI: 10.1007/s11525-011-9200-y Title: Original Paper Phrasal lexemes and shortening strategies in Russian: the case for constructions Author(s): Francesca Masini and Valentina Benigni Pages: 417-451