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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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Name: Ruihua  Zhang
Institution: National University of Singapore
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State and/or Country: Singapore   
Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
Specialty: Corpus Linguistics, Contrastive Lexical Semantics; Discourse & Society
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: 1. A contrastive study of metaphors of xin & heart: Discussing with Wu En-feng.
2. Analysing sorrow and grief: A contrastive-semantic perspective.
3. Using corpora in contrastive lexical semantics
4. A corpus-based analysis of qing(情): A contrastive-semantic perspective
Courses Taught: Corpus Linguistics; General linguistics

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