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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: Suzanne  Kemmer
Institution: Rice University
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Homepage: http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~kemmer/
State and/or Country: TX
Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Specialty: Cognitive Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Nilo-Saharan
Selected Publications: The Middle Voice. (Typological Studies in Language Series.) Amsterdam: John Benjamins (1993). Interaction and Causation: Causative Constructions in Modern Standard Dutch (with Arie Verhagen). Journal of Pragmatics 27 (1997), 61-82.
Emphatic and Reflexive -Self: Expectations, Viewpoint, and Subjectivity. Subjectivity and Subjectivization, ed. by D. Stein and S. Wright. Cambridge: CUP (1995), 55-82.
The Semantics of 'Empty Prepositions' in French (with Hava Bat-Zeev Shyldkrot). Cognitive Linguistics in the Redwoods, ed. by E. Casad. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter (1995), 347-388.
The Grammar of Causatives and the Conceptual Structure of Events (with Arie Verhagen). Cognitive Linguistics 5, 2 (1994), 115-156.
A Schema-Based Approach to Grammatical Description (with Michael Barlow). The Reality of Linguistic Rules, ed. by S. Lima, et al. Amsterdam: John Benjamins (1994), 19-42.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Usage-Based Models of Language
 The Middle Voice
 Usage-Based Models of Language
 Language, Culture and Mind
Courses Taught: Semantics & Pragmatics; Language Universals and Typology; Syntax and Semantics; Field Methods; Words in English: Structure, History, Use; Foundations of Linguistic Theory; Historical Linguistics; Seminars in Constructional Syntax; Syntactic Change; Grammaticalization; Cognitive Semantics; Semantic Change; The Origins and Evolution of Human Language
Dissertation Director * of: Proto-Bungku-Tolaki: Reconstruction of its phonology and aspects of its morphosyntax
(David Mead, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Discourse and Definiteness: Synchronic and diachronic perspectives
(Richard Epstein, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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