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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: Heike  Tappe
Institution: University of KwaZulu-Natal
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State and/or Country: South Africa   
Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Cognitive Science
Specialty: Language production and Language acquisition
Selected Publications: Lee Paul U., Alexander Klippel & Heike Tappe (2003). The effect of motion in graphical user interfaces. Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Smart Graphics, Heidelberg.

Härtl, H. & H. Tappe (eds.) (2003) Mediating between Concepts and Grammar (= Trends in Linguistics). Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

Tappe, H. (1999), Der Spracherwerb
bei Corpus-Callosum-Agenesie: Eine explorative Studie. [Language acquisition in corpus callosum agenisis]. Tuebingen: Narr.

Announced on LINGUIST :  Mediating between Concepts and Grammar
Courses Taught: Foundations of Psycholinguistics
The Multilingual Mind
Introduction to Semantics
Cognitive approaches to language
Verb meaning I - basic concepts
Verb meaning II
Cognitive Semantics
Lexical Semantics
Event conceptualization and language production
Architectures of the language production system: Proposals from Linguistics, Psychology & Computer Science

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