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LINGUIST List 23.1150

Wed Mar 07 2012

Linguist of the Day: Nikolaus Himmelmann!

Editor for this issue: Anna Belew <annalinguistlist.org>

Date: 07-Mar-2012
From: LINGUIST List <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Another Legendary Champion Enters the Hall of Heroes!
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Dear LINGUIST List Subscribers,

It is our great pleasure to bring you the tale of another celebrated hero in
linguistics! Today's Linguist of the Day is renowned documentary and typological
linguist Nikolaus Himmelmann; his story begins:

"Before getting to university, I had never heard of linguistics as an academic
discipline and only found out about it during my first term, when I was studying
English and law. As part of the English program, I had to take an introduction to
(English) linguistics and another class on the linguistic analysis of texts
(nowadays widely generally known as discourse analysis). And I was immediately

Read more about Dr. Himmelmann's journey into linguistics at the Hall of Heroes:


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