"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.
DOI: 10.1007/s10993-013-9277-8 Title: Politics and policies of promoting multilingualism in the European Union Author(s): Suzanne Romaine pages: 115-137
DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9241-z Title: Gender-based linguistic reform in international organisations Author(s): Elena Teso, Liz Crolley pages: 139-158
DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9242-y Title: The need for speed: a critical discourse analysis of the reclassification of English language learners in Arizona Author(s): Alisa G. Leckie, Suzanne E. Kaplan, Eliane Rubinstein-Ávila pages: 159-176
DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9254-7 Title: Tromsø as a “Sámi Town”? – Language ideologies, attitudes, and debates surrounding bilingual language policies Author(s): Florian Hiss pages: 177-196
DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9236-9 Title: Book Review: Feliciano Chimbutane: Rethinking Bilingual Education in Postcolonial Contexts Author(s): Maya Khemlani David pages: 197-199
DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9237-8 Title: Book Review: Teresa L. McCarty (Ed.): Ethnography and Language Policy Author(s): Frances Julia Riemer pages: 201-203
DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9246-7 Title: Book Review: Lesley Bartlett and Ofelia García: Additive Schooling in Subtractive Times: Bilingual Education and Dominican Immigrant Youth in the Heights Author(s): Juliet M. Luther pages: 205-207