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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: Jean-Pierre  Guillaume van Noppen
Institution: Université Libre de Bruxelles
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Homepage: http://www.vannoppen.eu
State and/or Country: Belgium   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Metaphor : A Bibliography
Metaphor II
Transforming Words : Methodist Discourse
How to Do Things with Metaphor
Courses Taught: English 101 - 501
English Grammar
English Semantics
English Phonology

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