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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: Bas  Aarts
Institution: University College London
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Text/Corpus Linguistics
History of Linguistics
Selected Publications: Small Clauses in English: the nonverbal types, Berlin and New York, Mouton de Gruyter, 1992. The verb in contemporary English: theory and description (edited with C.F. Meyer), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. English syntax and argumentation, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1997/2001. Exploring natural language: working with the British component of the International Corpus of English (with Gerald Nelson and Sean Wallis), Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2002. Fuzzy Grammar: a Reader (edited with D. Denison, E. Keizer and G. Popova), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.
Announced on LINGUIST :  English Syntax and Argumentation
 Exploring Natural Language
 English Syntax and Argumentation
 Fuzzy Grammar
 The Verb in Contemporary English
 The Handbook of English Linguistics
 Syntactic Gradience
 English Syntax and Argumentation, 3rd Edition
 Oxford Modern English Grammar
 The Verb Phrase in English
 English Syntax and Argumentation, 4th edition
 English Syntax and Argumentation
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Exploring Natural Language
 The Handbook of English Linguistics
 Syntactic Gradience
 The Handbook of English Linguistics
 English Syntax and Argumentation, 3rd Edition
 Fuzzy Grammar
Courses Taught: English Syntax, Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics, History of the English Language
Dissertation Director * of: Reconceptualising the English Determiner Class
(Mariangela Spinillo, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Grammatici certant
Using Fuzzy Tree Fragments to explore English grammar
Bridging the Grammar Gap: teaching English grammar to the iPhone generation

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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