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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: Denis  L. Jamet
Institution: Université Lyon 1
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State and/or Country: France   
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Philosophy of Language
Cognitive Science
Selected Publications: - Idiomes et Proverbes : d'un mineral a l'autre : anglais-francais
- L'image du corps dans les langues.
- Metaphores du depart et metaoperations.
- Les metaphores d'Internet
- Traduire la metaphore : Ebauche de methode
- Le paradoxe de la lexicalisation des metaphores
- Les egarements poetiques du discours scientifique ?
Courses Taught: Utterer-centered approach to English grammar
Translation (French -> English)
Dissertation Abstract: Contributions cognitive et énonciative au repérage des lexies métaphoriques : domaines anglais - français
Reviewer of: Introducing Metaphor (LL Issue 18.122)

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