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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: Klaus  von Heusinger
Institution: Universität Stuttgart
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.ilg.uni-stuttgart.de/vonHeusinger/
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Semantics
Specialty: Semantics of definite and indefinite NPs, choice functions and anaphoraintonation and information structure
Selected Publications: von Heusinger, Klaus & Egli, Urs (eds.) 2000. Reference and Anaphoric Relations. Dordrecht: Kluwer. (Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy 72)
Eckardt, Regine & von Heusinger, Klaus & Schwarze, Christoph (eds.) 2003. Words in Time. Diachronic Semantics from Different Points.
von Heusinger, Klaus & Schwabe, Kerstin (eds.) 2002. Special Issue „Specificity“ Journal of Semantics 19.3
von Heusinger, Klaus 2002. Specificity and Definiteness in Sentence and Discourse Structure. Journal of Semantics 19, 245-274.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Words in Time
 Existence: Semantics and Syntax
 Existence: Semantics and Syntax
 Semantics
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Words in Time
 Semantics
Courses Taught: general linguistics
semantics (at different levels)
the structure of the sentence in German
(more on my homepage)



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