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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: Selcuk  Issever
Institution: Ankara University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.linguistics.humanity.ankara.edu.tr/issev_e.html
State and/or Country: US
Turkey   
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Turkish
Courses Taught: Pragmatics, Syntax, Scrambling, Information Structure
Academic Paper Abstract: Information structure in Turkish: The word order–prosody interface
The interaction of negation with focus: Ne…ne… phrases in Turkish



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