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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: Keith  Allan
Institution: Monash University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://profiles.arts.monash.edu.au/keith-allan/
State and/or Country: Australia   
Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
History of Linguistics
Selected Publications: Linguistic Meaning (1986)
Euphemism and Dysphemism: Language Used as Shield and Weapon (with Kate Burridge, 1991)
Natural Language Semantics (2001)
Forbidden Words: Taboo and the Censoring of Language (with Kate Burridge, 2006)
The Western Classical Tradition in Linguistics (2007, second expanded edn 2010)
The Concise Encyclopedia of Semantics (2009)
The English Language and Linguistics Companion (with Julie Bradshaw et al, 2010)
Cambridge Handbook of Pragmatics (with Kasia Jaszczolt, 2012)
Announced on LINGUIST :  Natural Language Semantics
 Forbidden Words
 The Western Classical Tradition in Linguistics
 Salience and Defaults in Utterance Processing
 The Cambridge Handbook of Pragmatics
 The Oxford Handbook of the History of Linguistics
 The English Language and Linguistics Companion
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Oxford Handbook of the History of Linguistics

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