Friday, 27 February 2009

Computers and the History of the English Language


There is a computer programme that can be used to know which the oldest English words are and which ones will probably disappear in the future. If you click here you can read the whole article (in Spanish).


Thanks for the information, Tomás!

2 comments:

Brian Barker said...

As far as learning another language, is concerned, can I put in a word for the international language, Esperanto?

Although Esperanto is a living language, it helps language learning as well.

Five British schools have introduced Esperanto in order to test its propaedeutic values. The pilot project is being monitored by the University of Manchester and the initial encouraging results can be seen at http://www.springboard2languages.org/Summary%20of%20evaluation,%20S2L%20Phase%201.pdf
You might also like to see http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8837438938991452670

Confirmation can be seen at http://www.lernu.net

Elena González Guerrero said...

Dear Brian Barker,

Thanks for this comment, too.