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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: Francesca  Forza
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Homepage: http://morbo.lingue.unibo.it/forza/francesca-forza.html
State and/or Country: Italy   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Selected Publications: 2011 (to appear): Compounding, Oxford Bibliographies Online: Linguistics. New York: Oxford University Press, http://www.oxfordbibliographiesonline.com/ (with S. Scalise).

2010: 'Reduplication, why languages run wild'. IEICE Technical Report TL2011-TL2010-29, Thought and Language: 85-91, Denshi jōhō Tsūshin gakkai

2009: 'Compounding adjectives'. Lingue e linguaggio 8.1: 137- 162. (with E. Guevara & S. Scalise)

2008: 'Exocentricity in compounding'. In T. Kageyama (ed.), Gengo Kenkyu. Journal of the Linguistic Society of Japan (with S. Scalise & A. Fábregas)
Courses Taught: May 2011- present: Tutor of General Linguistics, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literature, University of Bologna.

Spring 2011: Instructor of General Linguistic, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literature, University of Verona.

December 2010: Lessons under invitation at the Course of General Linguistics and Advanced General Linguistics, University of Bologna; tenured: Prof. Sergio Scalise

School Year 2007/2008: English Teacher at the high school Duca D'Aosta, Este.
Dissertation Abstract: Regarding Reduplication and Repetition: A separate treatment in a unified approach

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