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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: Petra  Hendriks
Institution: University of Groningen
Homepage: http://www.let.rug.nl/~hendriks/
State and/or Country: Netherlands   
Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Syntax
Specialty: Categorial Grammar, OT Semantics
Selected Publications: See home page
Announced on LINGUIST :  Optimal Communication
 Conflicts in Interpretation
 Asymmetries between Language Production and Comprehension
Courses Taught: Introduction to Linguistics
Introduction to Cognitive Science
Syntax and Semantics
Categorial Grammar
Psycholinguistics
Topics in Cognitive Science
Optimality Theory
Academic Paper Abstract: Coherent discourse solves the pronoun interpretation problem
Cognitive architectures and language acquisition: A case study in pronoun comprehension



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