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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: Klaus-Uwe  Panther
Institution: Nanjing Normal University
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Homepage: http://www.sign-lang.uni-hamburg.de/fb07/EnglS/H_panthe.htm
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Specialty: Cognitive Linguistics
Selected Publications: 2002. Zur Identifikation leerer Subjekte in infinitivischen Komplementsaetzen - ein semantisch-pragmatisches Model (with Klaus-Michael Koepcke). Folia Linguistica 36: 191-218.

2002. The Roles of Metaphor and Metonymy in English -er Nominals (with Linda L. Thornburg). In: Rene Dirven and Ralf Poerings (eds), Metaphor and Metonymy in Comparison and Contrast [Cognitive Linguistics Research]. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 279-319.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Metonymy in Language and Thought
 Motivation in Language
 Metonymy and Pragmatic Inferencing
 Studies in Linguistic Motivation
 Metonymy and Metaphor in Grammar
 Motivation in Grammar and the Lexicon
 From Space to Time
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Metonymy and Pragmatic Inferencing
 Studies in Linguistic Motivation
 Motivation in Grammar and the Lexicon
Dissertation Director * of: The Semantics-Pragmatics of Route Directions
(Vicente Mendes, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Metonymies as Natural Inference and Activation Schemas: The Case of Dependent Clauses as Independent Speech Acts.

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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