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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: Bracha  Nir
Institution: University of Haifa
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Homepage: http://hw2.haifa.ac.il/index.php/staff-communication/472-bracha-nir
State and/or Country: Israel   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Selected Publications: Berman Ruth A. & Bracha Nir-Sagiv. “Comparing Narrative and Expository Text Construction across Adolescence: Developmental Paradoxes”. Discourse Processes, 43 (2), pp. 79-120, 2007.

Nir, Bracha & Ruth A. Berman. “Complex syntax as a window on contrastive rhetoric”. Journal of Pragmatics, 42, pp. 744–765, 2010.

Nir, Bracha & Ruth A. Berman. “Parts of speech as constructions: the case of hebrew ‘adverbs’ ”. To be published in a special issue of Constructions and Frames in honor of Charles J. Fillmore, edited by Kiki Nikiforidou and Kyoko Ohara.
Dissertation Abstract: Clause Packages as Constructions in Developing Narrative Discourse
Academic Paper Abstract: Prosodic patterns in Hebrew child-directed speech
Comparing Narrative and Expository Text Construction Across Adolescence: A Developmental Paradox
Complex Syntax as a Window on Contrastive Rhetoric
Computational evaluation of the Traceback Method



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