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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: Paul  H Portner
Institution: Georgetown University
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Homepage: http://explore.georgetown.edu/people/portnerp/?PageTemplateID=129
State and/or Country: DC
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Specialty: Pragmatics, syntax/semantics interface
Selected Publications: The Semantics of Mood,
Complementation, and Conversational Force
The Semantics and Pragmatics of Topic Phrases
Announced on LINGUIST :  Situational Theory and the Semantics of Propositional Expressions
 Formal Semantics
 Formal Semantics
 What is Meaning?
 Crosslinguistic Research in Syntax and Semantics
 Semantics Volume 3
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Formal Semantics
Courses Taught: Intro to Semantics, Formal Semantics, Seminars, General Linguistics
Dissertation Director * of: The Semantics of Tense and Propositional Attitudes
(Mean-Young Song, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Semantics of Nominalizations: A study in decompositional semantics
(Inderjeet Mani, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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