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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: Selim  Yilmaz
Institution: Marmara University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.marmara.edu.tr
State and/or Country: Turkey   
Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
Specialty: Spoken language
Subject Language(s): Turkish
Language Family(ies): Altaic
Selected Publications: - 'Acts of language in modern Turkish and French', (ed.)München, Lincom-Europa, 2006.
- 'Towards a linguistic grammar of Turkish', (ed.)Istanbul, Multilingual, 2004.
- 'Intonation patterns of Turkish interrogative', UBLI 3, John Benjamins, 2006.
- 'Viewpoint and postrheme in spoken Turkish', UBLI 5, John Benjamins, 2006.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Faits de Langue en Turc et en Français Modernes (Domaines Linguistiques)
 Les Figures de Style en Français et Leur Traduction en Turc
Courses Taught: - French language and literature
- Comparative linguistics
- Analysis of discourse
Dissertation Abstract: The Hypothetical System in Turkish : From Morphosyntax to Enunciation

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