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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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FYI: McGill Working Papers in Linguistics 23(1)

Author: Brian Buccola

Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics

Subject Language(s): Basque
Inuktitut, Eastern Canadian

FYI Body: Journal Title: McGill Working Papers in Linguistics
Volume Number: 23
Issue Number: 1
Issue Date: 2013


The latest issue of McGill Working Papers in Linguistics (McGWPL) is now available online:


This issue is a collection of papers presented at the first Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto-Hamilton (MOTH) workshop in syntax, held at McMaster University on March 2, 2013. MOTH is the newest Ontario/Quebec-area workshop in linguistics and joins company with MOT (phonology) and TOM (semantics).


Cassandra Chapman
A revised account of the EPP in French: A semantics-based analysis

Julianne Doner
A typology of EPP-checking mechanisms

Olena Kit
Extending the generic middle analysis to Slavic languages

Éric Mathieu
On the plural of the singulative

Danielle T. Moed, Victor Kuperman & Ivona Kučerová
A psycholinguistics analysis of NP-movement in English

Rebecca Tollan
Deriving morphological ergativity in Basque

Tharanga Weerasooriya
Wh-in situ in Sinhala: A prosodic account

Michelle Yuan
On the phasal status of DP in Inuktitut

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