"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
The 2013 Conference on Role and Reference Grammar (RRG) will take place August 1 - 3, 2013 at Freiburg, Germany. It will deal with all aspects of functional linguistics. Discussions dealing with further elaboration of RRG in areas like morphology, syntax, semantics, information structure, as well as language processing are encouraged.