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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: Daniel  Wiechmann
Institution: Rheinische-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
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State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
Psycholinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Specialty: Usage-based Grammar, Cognitive Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: www.daniel-wiechmann.net
Courses Taught: www.daniel-wiechmann.net
Academic Paper Abstract: The positioning of concessive adverbial clauses in English: assessing the importance of discourse-pragmatic and processing-based constraints
Domain minimization and beyond: Modeling prepositional phrase ordering



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