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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: Heike  Wiese
Institution: Universität Potsdam
Homepage: http://www.uni-potsdam.de/germanistik/fachgebiete/dspdg/pers/wiese.html
State and/or Country: NA
Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Subject Language(s): Dari
Selected Publications: Numbers, Language, and the Human Mind. Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Pronouns – Grammar and Representation
 Numbers, Language, and the Human Mind
 Numbers, Language, and the Human Mind
 Expecting the Unexpected: Exceptions in Grammar
Dissertation Abstract: Zahl und Numerale.Eine Untersuchung zur Korrelation konzeptueller und sprachlicher Strukturen
Academic Paper Abstract: Beers, Kaffi, and Schnaps: Different Grammatical Options for Restaurant Talk Coercions in Three Germanic Languages

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