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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: Sandra  A. Thompson
Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara
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Homepage: http://www.linguistics.ucsb.edu/faculty/sathomps/index.htm
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Language Documentation
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Discourse Grammar and Typology. Papers in Honor of John W. M. Verhaar
 Grammatical Constructions: Their Form and Meaning
 Essays on Language Function and Language Type
 Essays in Semantics and Pragmatics
 The Language of Turn and Sequence
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Language of Turn and Sequence
Dissertation Director * of: Past Tense Forms and their Functions in South Conchucos Quechua: Time, evidentiality, discourse structure, and affect
(Diane Hintz, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Discourse, Landscape, and Directional Reference in Ahtna
(Andrea Berez, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Semi-formulaic Nature of Balinese Sociopolitical Discourse
(Edmundo Luna, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Historical Conflict in Present-Day Interaction: Discursive social action and decision-making for the future of the Chehalis River Watershed
(Petra Shenk, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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