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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: Esa  Penttilä
Institution: University of Eastern Finland
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State and/or Country: Finland   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Philosophy of Language
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Specialty: Idiomaticity, prototypicality, cognitive linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Dialects Across Borders
 Topics in Dialectal Variation
 Language Contacts Meet English Dialects
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Dialects Across Borders
 Dialects Across Borders
Courses Taught: English Grammar 2
Cognitive Linguistics
Introduction to Translation Studies
Reviewer of: Review: Corpus Linguistics: Fellbaum (2007) (LL Issue 19.670)
A Way with Words: Recent Advances in Lexical Theory and Analysis (LL Issue 22.2648)

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