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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: Iwo  Rumenov Iwanov
Institution: Universit├Ąt Heidelberg
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.words-in-world.de
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Philosophy of Language
Syntax
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Review of Allott (2010)
http://www.cognitivelinguistics.org/Reviews/allott
Review of Tomalin (2006)
http://www.sil.org:8090/silebr/2011/silebr2011-003
Courses Taught: Pragmatics
Diverse Language Reading Groups focusing on:
Biolinguistics
The Faculty of Language
Syntax
General Design of Linguistic Theory
Reviewer of: Interfaces in Linguistics: New Research Perspectives (LL Issue 22.3713)



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