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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: Anna  Wierzbicka
Institution: Australian National University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://arts.anu.edu.au/linguistics/arts_fac/staff/wierzbicka.html
State and/or Country: Australia   
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Semantics
Syntax
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  What Did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts
 Emotions in Crosslinguistic Perspective
 Meaning and Universal Grammar
 Cross-Cultural Pragmatics
 English
 Evidence, Experience, Sense
 Words and Meanings
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Emotions in Crosslinguistic Perspective
Academic Paper Abstract: A conceptual basis for research into emotions and bilingualism



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