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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: Joseph  Edward Foerts
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State and/or Country: Belgium
Belgium   
Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
Selected Publications: essay 'Europe and the Apokatastasis' (philosophical essay)
blog 'ooitgedacht.be' on skynet.be
essay on Erasmus and Chanson de Roland
(not published)
Courses Taught: none
Academic Paper Abstract: Rudolf Carnap, het fundament van de transformationele taalkunde van N. Chomsky



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