Coulmas, Florian

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COULMAS, Florian

COULMAS, Florian. German, b. 1949. Genres: Language/Linguistics, Social sciences, Documentaries/Reportage. Career: University of Duesseldorf, West Germany, assistant professor, 1980-88, professor of linguistics, 1988; Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan, professor of general linguistics, 1988; Duisburg University, Germany, professor of Japanese studies; Georgetown University, Visiting professor. Publications: A Festschrift for Native Speaker, 1980; Conversational Routine, 1981; Sprache und Staat, 1985; Direct and Indirect Speech, 1986; The Writing Systems of the World, 1989; Language Adaptation, 1990; Language and Economic Policy, 1992; A Language Policy for the European Community, 1991; Das Land der rituellen Harmonie, 1993; The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Writing Systems, 1996; Gewahlte Worte, 1996; Handbook of Sociolinguistics, 1997; Writing Systems, 2002; Die Kultur Japans, 2003. Address: Modernes Japan, University Duisburg-Essen, 47048 Duisburg, Germany.