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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: Christopher  Potts
Institution: University of Massachusetts at Amherst
State and/or Country: USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Semantics
Syntax
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  WCCFL 21
 The Logic of Conventional Implicatures
Dissertation Director * of: Event Structure and the Internally-Headed Relative Clause Construction in Korean and Japanese
(Min-Joo Kim, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Morphology and Semantics of Expressive Affixes
(Antonio Fortin, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Two Types of Definites in Natural Language
(Florian Schwarz, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Harmonic Grammar with linear programming: from linear systems to linguistic typology

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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