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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: Gregory  Ward
Institution: Northwestern University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.ling.nwu.edu
State and/or Country: IL
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Specialty: Information Structure, Reference, Implicature
Selected Publications: See my home page for list of selected publications.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Information Status and Noncanonical Word Order In English
 Handbook of Pragmatics
 Drawing the Boundaries of Meaning
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Handbook of Pragmatics
 Drawing the Boundaries of Meaning
 Information Status and Noncanonical Word Order In English
 Drawing the Boundaries of Meaning
 Drawing the Boundaries of Meaning
Courses Taught: Pragmatics, Meaning, Reference, Language & Sexuality. Recent seminar topics: Mutual Knowledge, Implicature, Relevance Theory, Functions of Syntax.
Dissertation Abstract: The Semantics and Pragmatics of Preposing
Dissertation Director * of: Articles and Proper Names in L2 English
(Julia Moore, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Semantics and Pragmatics of Bare Singular Noun Phrases
(Laurel Stvan, Author)

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