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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: Chaoqun  Xie
Institution: Fujian Normal University
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State and/or Country: China   
Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
Specialty: linguistic politeness, meaning and intention
Selected Publications: 1. Xie, C. 2007. Controversies about politeness. In: M. Dascal & H. Chang (eds.),Traditions of Controversy. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 249-266.
2. Xie, C. Z. He & D. Lin. 2005. Politeness: Myth and truth. Studies in Language 29(2): 431-461.
Courses Taught: Pragmatics
Reviewer of: Translation: Ellis & Oakley-Brown, eds. (2001) (LL Issue 12.1990)
Pragmatics: Nuyts (2001) (LL Issue 12.2616)
Pragmatics: Bayraktaroglu & Sifianou (2001) (LL Issue 13.278)
Pragmatics: Verschueren, Ostman, Blommaert & Bulcaen, eds. (1995-2001) (LL Issue 13.2066)
Discourse Analysis: Fetzer & Meierkord, ed. (2002) (LL Issue 14.275)
Pragmatics: Verschueren, Ostman, Blommaert & Bulcaen, eds. (2002) (LL Issue 14.1179)
Cognitive Science/Pragmatics: Graumann & Kallmeyer (2002) (LL Issue 14.1605)
Discourse Analysis: Prevignano & Thibault (2003) (LL Issue 14.2177)
Pragmatics: Verschueren, Ostman, Blommaert and Bulcaen, eds.(2003) (LL Issue 14.3179)
Philosophy of Lang: Wittgenstein (2005) (LL Issue 17.1513)

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