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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  Aitchison
Institution: University of Oxford
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Language Web: the Power and Problem of Words
 The Articulate Mammal
 Language Change
 Words in the Mind
 A Glossary of Language and Mind
 New Media Language
 A Glossary of Language and Mind
 How Children Learn Language
 The Articulate Mammal, Fifth Edition
 The Word Weavers
 The Articulate Mammal
 Words in the Mind
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Language Change
 Language Change
 A Glossary of Language and Mind
 The Word Weavers
 How Children Learn Language
 Words in the Mind
 New Media Language
Dissertation Director * of: Some Emergent Discourse Connectives in English: Grammaticalization via rhetorical patterns
(Diana Lewis, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Cooking Verbs in Fourteenth-Century English: A semantic class and its syntactic behaviour
(Ruth Carroll, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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