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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: Humphrey  P. van Polanen Petel
Institution: Monash University
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State and/or Country: Australia   
Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Selected Publications: A consideration of the 'traditional terms'. Monash University Linguistics Papers 3: 45-51 (2005)
The dimensionality of notation. Semiotica 157: 187-197 (2005)
On the notion of 'proper language'. Language Sciences 28: 508-520 (2006)
Universal Grammar as a theory of notation. Axiomathes 16: 460-485 (2006)
A perceptual account of definitions. Axiomathes 17: 53-73 (2007)



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