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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: John  M. Lawler
Institution: University of Michigan
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jlawler/
State and/or Country: MI
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
Language Documentation
Philosophy of Language
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Specialty: English, Grammar, Meaning, Metaphor, Logic, Sound Symbolism, Computing, etc.
Subject Language(s): Latin
Yiddish, Eastern
Language Family(ies): Salishan
Selected Publications: 2005, 'The Data Fetishist’s Guide to Rime Coherence', in Poetry and Candy Col-ored Syntax: Language Presented to Háj Ross.

2003a. 'Memorial for James D. McCawley', Language.

2003b, 'Style Stands Still', Style.

2001, Review of Botley, McEnery, & Wilson (eds.), 'Multilingual Corpora in Teaching and Research', Language Learning & Technology 5.3.

1999, 'Metaphors We Compute By', in Dona J. Hickey (ed), Figures of Thought: For College Writers.
Courses Taught: Word and Metaphor.

English Grammar and Meaning.

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