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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: Ton  van der Wouden
Institution: Universiteit Leiden
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Homepage: http://odur.let.rug.nl/~vdwouden/
State and/or Country: Utrecht
Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Selected Publications: Negative Contexts: Collocation, polarity and multiple negation (Routledge 1997)
Announced on LINGUIST :  Perspectives on Negation and Polarity Items
 Linguistics in the Netherlands 2001
 Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands 2004
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Perspectives on Negation and Polarity Items

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