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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: Edward  L. Keenan
Institution: University of California, Los Angeles
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Homepage: http://www.linguistics.ucla.edu/people/keenan/keenan.htm
State and/or Country: USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Syntax
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Boolean Semantics for Natural Language
 Bare Grammar
 Formal Semantics of Natural Language
 Handbook of Quantifiers in Natural Language
Dissertation Director * of: The Clause Structure of Malagasy: A Minimalist approach
(Matt Pearson, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Grammar of Tolerance: On Vagueness, Context-Sensitivity, and the Origin of Scale Structure
(Heather Burnett, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Generating Copies: An investigation into structural identity in language and grammar
(Gregory Kobele, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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