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"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



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FYI: VU Amsterdam Metaphor Corpus Online


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Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

FYI Body: VU Amsterdam Metaphor Corpus Online – now with updated tutorial.

Search the largest available corpus hand-annotated for all metaphorical language use covering four broad registers: academic texts, fiction, newspaper texts, and conversation.

Explore metaphorical language use: generate tables and concordances!

http://www2.let.vu.nl/oz/metaphorlab/metcor/search/

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