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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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Dissertation Title [K] Author Date Posted Asc/Desc
Kulturgepraegte Konnotationen im interkulturellen sprachlichen Handeln (kulturkontrastive Analyse ausgewaehlter Personenbezeichnungen in deutscher und russischer Sprache) Jouri V. Istiaguine 10-Mar-2003
Kognitive Repräsentation von Temporalität im Englischen und im Deutschen Christoph Haase 13-Jan-2004
Komplimente und Komplimenterwiderungen im Russischen und im Deutschen: Ein interkultureller Vergleich Lilia Mironovschi 19-Feb-2008
kâ-yôskâtahk ôma nêhiyawêwin: The representation of intentionality in Plains Cree Jeff Muehlbauer 05-Jul-2008
Kausativa verbkonstruktioner i svenskan och nederländskan. En korpusbaserad syntaktisk-semantisk undersökning/Causative Constructions in Swedish and Dutch: A corpus-based syntactic-semantic study Gudrun Rawoens 08-Apr-2009
Kayardild Morphology, Phonology and Morphosyntax Erich Round 02-May-2010
Kollokationen: Versuch einer semantisch-begrifflichen Annäherung und Klassifizierung anhand italienischer Beispiele/Collocations: A semantic-conceptual attempt at a definition and classification, illustrated with examples from Italian Christine Konecny 09-Aug-2010
Kamloops Chinuk Wawa, Chinuk pipa, and the Vitality of Pidgins David Douglas Robertson 14-Mar-2012