Editor for this issue: Anna Belew
Date: 07-Mar-2012 From: LINGUIST List <linguistlinguistlist.org> Subject: Another Legendary Champion Enters the Hall of Heroes! E-mail this message to a friend
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 hooked."
Read more about Dr. Himmelmann's journey into linguistics at the Hall of Heroes:
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