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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: John  Newman
Institution: University of Alberta
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Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Family(ies): Chinese Subgroup
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Chinese Historical Phonology
 The Linguistics of Giving
 The Linguistics of Sitting, Standing and Lying
 Coursebook in Feature Geometry
 Coursebook in Feature Geometry
 The Linguistics of Eating and Drinking
 Corpus-based Studies in Language Use, Language Learning, and Language Documentation
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Linguistics of Sitting, Standing and Lying
Dissertation Director * of: The Construction of Topological Space
(Martin Thiering, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Tania Kuteva, Auxiliation: an enquiry into the nature of grammaticalization. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. Pp. ix+209.

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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