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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: Joost  Zwarts (IPA: jo:st)
Institution: Universiteit Utrecht
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Homepage: http://www.let.uu.nl/users/Joost.Zwarts/personal
State and/or Country: Netherlands   
Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Subject Language(s): Dutch
Selected Publications: 2004. The Phonology of Endo: A Southern Nilotic Language of Kenya. LINCOM Studies in African Linguistics 59. Muenchen: LINCOM GmbH.

2003. Vectors across spatial domains: from place to size, orientation, shape and parts. In Emile van der Zee and John Slack, eds., Representing Direction in Language and Space. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 39-68.

2000. (with Yoad Winter) Vector space semantics: A model-theoretic analysis of locative prepositions. In Journal of Logic, Language and Information 9.2, 171-213.

2000. External Arguments. In P. Coopmans, M. Everaert & J. Grimshaw, eds., Lexical Specification and Insertion, Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 429-457.

1997. Vectors as Relative Positions: A compositional semantics of modified PPs. In Journal of Semantics 14, 57-86.

1997. Complex prepositions and P-Stranding in Dutch. In Linguistics 35, 1091-1112.

1994. (with Henk Verkuyl) An Algebra of Conceptual Structure. Linguistics and Philosophy 17, 1-28.

Announced on LINGUIST :  The Phonology of Endo
 The Phonology of Endo
Courses Taught: Introduction to Semantics
Montague Semantics
Generalized Quantifiers
Conceptual Semantics
Optimality Theoretic Semantics
Dissertation Director * of: The Space of Case
(Sander Lestrade, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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