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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: Ken  Turner
Institution: University of Brighton
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Meaning Through Language Contrast
 Language in Life, and a Life in Language
 Contrasting Meaning in Languages of the East and West
 Making Semantics Pragmatic
 Pragmatics of Speech Actions
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Meaning Through Language Contrast
Academic Paper Abstract: Yael Ravin and Claudia Leacock (eds.), Polysemy: theoretical and computational approaches. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Pp. xi+227.
Pierrette Bouillon and Federica Busa (eds.), The language of word meaning (Studies in Natural Language Processing). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. Pp. xvi+387.



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