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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: Norbert  Vanek
Institution: Cambridge University
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State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Czech
Language Family(ies): Uralic
Slavic Subgroup
Selected Publications: 2012. Language-specific perspectives in reference to time in the discourse of Czech, English and Hungarian speakers. In L. Filipovic and K. M. Jaszczolt (eds) Space and Time in Languages and Cultures I: Linguistic Diversity, 135-156. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Human Cognitive Processing Series 36
Courses Taught: First and Second Language Acquisition
Language, Brain and Society
Dissertation Abstract: A Linguistic Analysis of Event Conceptualisation Processes in First and Second Language Discourse

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