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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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Title: The Proper Treatment of Events
Written By: Michiel van Lambalgen
Fritz Hamm
URL: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/1405112123
Series Title: Explorations in Semantics
Description:

The Proper Treatment of Events offers a novel approach to the semantics of
tense and aspect motivated by cognitive considerations.

- Offers a new theory of the semantics of tense aspect and nominalizations
that combines formal semantics and cognitive approaches.

- Written accessibly for students and scholars in theoretical linguists, as
well as in philosophy of language, logic, cognitive science, and computer
science.

- Accompanied by a website (http://staff.science.uva.nl/~michiell/) that
provides slides for instructors and background material for students.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Philosophy of Language
Semantics
Cognitive Science
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ISBN: 1405112131
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Pages: 264
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Pages: 264
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