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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: Susanne  Niemeier
Institution: Universit├Ąt Koblenz-Landau
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State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Specialty: Sociolinguistics, TEFL
Selected Publications: S. Niemeier/R. Dirven (eds.), 1997, The Language of Emotions, Amsterdam:Benjamins
S. Niemeier/C. Campbell/R. Dirven (eds.), to appear, The Cultural Context in Business Communication, Amsterdam: Benjamins
"To have one4s heart in the right place" - metaphorical and emtonymic evidence for the folk model of the heart as the site of emotions in English; in: B. Smieja/M. Tasch (eds.), in press, Human Contact through Language and Linguistics, Frankfurt: Lang
Announced on LINGUIST :  Applied Cognitive Linguistics
 The Cultural Context in Business Communication
 Evidence for Linguistic Relativity
 The Cultural Context in Business Communication
 Cognitive Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, and Foreign Language Teaching
 Culture, Body, and Language
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Evidence for Linguistic Relativity
 Applied Cognitive Linguistics
 Cognitive Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, and Foreign Language Teaching
Courses Taught: Introduction to Linguistics
Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics
Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Functional view on grammar
Schools of Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Metaphor and Metonymy
Vocabulary training
and TEFL-related courses

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