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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: Ning  Yu
Institution: University of Oklahoma
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Contemporary Theory of Metaphor
 Culture, Body, and Language
 The Chinese HEART in a Cognitive Perspective
 From Body to Meaning in Culture
 Embodiment via Body Parts
Academic Paper Abstract: On Our Mind: Salience, context, and figurative language
Yuling Pan, Politeness in Chinese face-to-face Interaction



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