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Maitani
Stopping to Consider Language Acquisition - Lingua Franca - The Chronicle of Higher Education - http://chronicle.com/blogs...
Stopping to Consider Language Acquisition - Lingua Franca - The Chronicle of Higher Education
"As is my wont, when I began reading Interpreting Imperatives by Magdalena Kaufmann (now at the University of Connecticut) I started with a part that many would probably skip: the preface. There are all sorts of things to be learned from a preface to a book in one’s own field. The author is the former Magdalena Schwager, who did her Ph.D. at Frankfurt and moved on to Göttingen, and is now married to Stefan Kaufmann of Northwestern. One of her mentors was Ede Zimmermann. And then suddenly I stopped in surprise when I saw what she said about the respected German linguist Arnim von Stechow, her first semantics teacher:" - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Arnim von Stechow … has never stopped to present me with thought provoking questions." - Maitani
"The verbs cease and stop are almost synonymous verbs of discontinuation in many of their uses, but while cease takes infinitival complements as well as gerund-participial complements (so both The battery ceased to function and The battery ceased functioning mean “The battery commenced not functioning after previously having functioned”), stop takes only gerund-participial complements (so we get The battery stopped functioning but not *The battery stopped to function)." - Maitani