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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: Penelope  Brown
Institution: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
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Homepage: http://www.mpi.nl/world/persons/profession/pbrown.html
State and/or Country: Netherlands   
Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition
Specialty: language, cognition, and culture /L/semantic typology /L/linguistic politeness
Selected Publications: Levinson, S.C. & P. Brown. 2003. Emmanuel Kant chez les Tenejapans:
L'Anthropologie comme philosophie empirique, (translated by Claude
Vandeloise). In Langues et Cognition, pp. 239-278. Lavoisier.

Brown, P., 2003. Position and motion in Tzeltal frog stories: The
acquisition of narrative style. In S. Strömqvist and L. Verhoeven, eds.,
Relating events in narrative: Typological and contextual perspectives,
pp. 37-57. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

M. Bowerman, P. Brown, S.Eisenbeiss, B.Narasimhan, and D.Slobin. 2002.
Putting things in places: Developmental consequences of linguistic
typology. CLRF plenary talk, April 12, 2002. Proceedings of the 31st
Child Language Research Forum, Stanford, 2002. Available from the CSLI
Publications website:

Brown, P. 2002. Language as a model for Culture: Lessons from the
cognitive sciences. In B. King & R. Fox (Eds.), Anthropology beyond
culture, pp. 169-192. Oxford: Berg.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Crosslinguistic Perspectives on Argument Structure
 Crosslinguistic Perspectives on Argument Structure
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Crosslinguistic Perspectives on Argument Structure
Dissertation Director * of: Language Contact and Children's Bilingual Acquisition: Learning a mixed language and Warlpiri in northern Australia
(Carmel O'Shannessy, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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