"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
Semantics and Linguistic Theory 23 will be held May 3-5, 2013, at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC). The invited speakers for the conference are: Maria Aloni, Cleo Condoravdi, Philippe Schlenker, and Roger Schwarzschild.