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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: Eva  Wittenberg
Institution: Tufts University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.uni-potsdam.de/dspdg/pers/wittenberg.html
State and/or Country: MA
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Psycholinguistics
Semantics
Syntax
History of Linguistics
Neurolinguistics
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): English
German
Italian
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
Selected Publications: * with Maria M. Piñango (under review): Connecting Semantic Structure with Syntax in Real-Time: Implications for the Architecture of Language.

* with Heike Wiese (2009): Processing Predictions of Linguistic Theories: Light Verbs as a Testing Battery. Poster at AMLaP 2009, Barcelona.

* (2009): German Light Verb Constructions as a Testing Battery for Linguistic Theory. MA thesis, Potsdam University. [Abstract]

* with Kerstin Paul (2009): 'Aşkım, Baby, Schatz...' – Anglizisme n in einer multiethnischen deutschen Jugendsprache, in: Falco Pfalzgraf (Hg.): Englischer Sprachkontakt in den Varietäten des Deutschen / English Language in Contact with Varieties of Germ an. Wien: Peter Lang, pp. 95–122. pdf

* with Kerstin Paul and Ulrike Freywald (2008): 'Kiezdeutsch goes School' – A multiethnic variety of German from an educational perspective. In: Proceedings of CLIE-2008. Alba Iulia: Aeternitas Publishing House, pp.663-682. pdf

* with Maria M. Piñango: The Mental Representation of Light Verbs. Poster presented at 'The Sixth International Conference on the Mental Lexicon', Banff, 7.-10.10.2008.

* with Maria M. Piñango: When Verbs Share Their Power: The case of the German Light Verb Construction. Talk given at 'Verb Concepts: Cognitive Science Perspectives on Verb Representation and Processing', Montreal, 3.-4.10.2008.

* with Kerstin Paul and Heike Wiese: 'Ich mag soPART Wasserpfeifeladen'. The interaction of grammar and information structure in Kiezdeutsch. Talk given at the Fifth International Conference on Youth Language, Copenhagen, 27.-29.3.2008.

* with Maria M. Piñango: Argument Structure in Nominalizations: The Case of the Light Verb Construction in German. Poster presented at 'Nominalizations across Languages', Stuttgart, 29.11.-1.12.2007.
Courses Taught: Introduction to German Grammar
German Conversation
Sections in Syntax
Reviewer of: Linking: The Geometry of Argument Structure (LL Issue 21.5201)



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