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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: Raymond  W Gibbs
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Metaphor in Cognitive Linguistics
 Irony in Language and Thought
  Interpreting Figurative Meaning
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Irony in Language and Thought
  Interpreting Figurative Meaning
Dissertation Director * of: Talking It Up: The role of temporal context and listeners' expectations in the interpretation of uptalk
(John Tomlinson, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Actions Speak Louder than Words: Understanding figurative proverbs
(Herbert Colston, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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