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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: James  R. Hurford
Institution: University of Edinburgh
Homepage: http://www.ling.ed.ac.uk/~jim
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Approaches to the Evolution of Language: Social and Cognitive Bases
 The Evolutionary Emergence of Language
 Semantics
 The Origins of Meaning
 The Linguistic Theory of Numerals
 The Origins of Grammar
 Origins of Language
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Origins of Meaning
Dissertation Director * of: Function, Selection and Innateness: The emergence of language universals
(Simon Kirby, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Patterns of Use of Referring Expressions in English and Japanese Dialogues
(Etsuko Yoshida, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Major Transitions in the Evolution of Language
(Willem Zuidema, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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