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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: Heli  Tissari
Institution: University of Helsinki
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.helsinki.fi/collegium/eng/staff.htm
State and/or Country: Finland   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Specialty: words for emotions in English
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: LOVEscapes: Changes in prototypical senses and cognitive metaphors since 1500
Announced on LINGUIST :  Selected Proceedings of the 2005 Symposium on New Approaches in English Historical Lexis (HEL-LEX)
 Historical Cognitive Linguistics
Dissertation Abstract: LOVEscapes: Changes in prototypical senses and cognitive metaphors since 1500
Reviewer of: Semantics: Glaz (2002) (LL Issue 14.2207)
Discourse Analysis/Socioling: Koller (2004) (LL Issue 15.3242)

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