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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: Kei  Yoshimoto
Institution: Tohoku University
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Homepage: http://linguist.jp/kei/
State and/or Country: Japan   
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Cognitive Science
Specialty: Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, Dynamic Syntax, Neurolinguistics, Second language acquisition
Subject Language(s): Japanese
Selected Publications: Tense and Aspect in Japanese and English. Peter Lang, 1998

'A Compositional Semantics for Complex Tenses in Japanese' F. van Eynde, L. Hellan and D. Beermann (eds.) Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, pp. 300-319, CSLI Publications (Stanford), 2002

'A Linear Approach to Multiple Clause Embedding' J.-B. Kim and S. Wechsler (eds.) The Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on HPSG, pp. 439-458, CSLI Publications (Stanford), 2003

'A Bistratal Approach to the Prosody-Syntax Interface in Japanese' R. Cann, C. Grover, and P. Miller (eds.) Grammatical Interfaces in HPSG, pp. 275-290, CSLI Publications (Stanford), 2000
Courses Taught: Formal syntax and semantics

Second language teaching

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