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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: Gina  C Taranto
Institution: University of California, San Diego
State and/or Country: CA
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Semantics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Selected Publications: Discourse Adjectives, The Paradox of Asserting Clarity (co-authored with Chris Barker), Causative and Passive 'Get', an event-structure analysis
Courses Taught: Syntax, Semantics, Morphology, Intro to Linguistics, Cryptography, Italian
Dissertation Abstract: Discourse Adjectives



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