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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: Zongxin  Feng
Institution: Tsinghua University
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State and/or Country: China   
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Ling & Literature
Selected Publications: Monographs:
1. Pragmastylistics of Literary Texts
2. Theories and Schools of Linguistics

1. The play off the stage: the writer-reader relationship in drama
2. Literary discourse and the translator's role
3. On metalanguage and metalinguistic studies
4. Fictional narrative as history: Reflection and deflection
5. Translation and reconstruction of a wonderland
Courses Taught: History of Linguistics
Topics in semiotic theory
Topics in narrative theory

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