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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: Hidemitsu  Takahashi
Institution: Hokkaido University
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State and/or Country: Japan
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: English Imperatives and Speaker Commitment. Language Sciences
16-3/44, pp. 371-385. 1994.
Indirect Anaphors: Definiteness and Inference. Leuvense Bijdragen (Leuven Contributions in Linguistics and Philology) 86-1/2, pp. 53-80. 1997.
English Imperatives and Passives. In Foolen, Ad & Frederike van der Leek (eds.) Constructions in Cognitive Linguistics (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 178) John Benjamins,
pp.239-258. 2000.
The English Imperative: A Cognitive and Functional Analysis. Ph.D. Thesis, Hokkaido University. 2004.
Constructions in Fusion and in Clash: The Case of And-Conditional Imperatives in English. Journal of the Graduate School of Letters 1, Hokkaido
University, pp. 69-85. 2006.

Announced on LINGUIST :  A Cognitive Linguistic Analysis of the English Imperative
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  A Cognitive Linguistic Analysis of the English Imperative
Courses Taught: Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics
Introduction to the history of English
Introduction to English Linguistics
Cognitive Grammar
Cognitive Semantics
Functional Linguistics

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