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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: Matti  Rissanen
Institution: University of Helsinki
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Placing Middle English in Context
 Change in Meaning and the Meaning of Change
Dissertation Director * of: Address in Early English Correspondence: Its forms and socio-pragmatic functions
(Minna Nevala, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: LOVEscapes: Changes in prototypical senses and cognitive metaphors since 1500
(Heli Tissari, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: From 'Quickly' to 'Fairly': On the history of 'rather'

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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