"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.
Drawing attention to primes increases inhibitory word priming effects. Robert Zimmerman and Pablo Gomez 119 – 146
The mental representation of derived words: An experimental study of –sa and –mi nominals in Japanese Harald Clahsen and Yu Ikemoto 147 – 182
Danger and usefulness effects as a function of concept ancientness Devon Witherell, Lee H. Wurm, Sean R. Seaman, Nikki A. Brugnone and Evan T. Fulford 183 – 209
Toward a neurolexicology: A method for exploring the organization of the mental lexicon by analyzing electrophysiological signals Sabine Ploux, Stéphanie Dabic, Yves Paulignan, Anne Cheylus and Tatjana A. Nazir 210 – 236
Squibs, commentaries and methodological considerations
P3: A technique for the study of perception, production, and participant properties Gary Libben, Silke Weber and Koji Miwa 237 – 248