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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: Leuven Working Papers in Linguistics (Vol.2)

Author: Bert Oben

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: The Linguistics department of the University of Leuven (Belgium) started sharing its working papers a year ago. The second volume (2013) is now available at:


An overview of the papers in the volume can be found below:
- The diffusion of English absolutes: A diachronic register study (Nikki van de Pol & Hubert Cuyckens)
- The development of free adjuncts in English and Dutch (Lauren Fonteyn & Hubert Cuyckens)
- The interdisciplinary potential of Digital Humanities illustrated: what syntactic analysis reveals about medieval history (Peter Petré)
- What it means to verbalize: The changing discourse functions of the English gerund (Lauren Fonteyn, Hendrik De Smet & Liesbet Heyvaert)
- ''Factive'' parenthetical clauses? A synchronic and diachronic account of I regret (to say) (Caroline Gentens)
- Free-standing que-clauses and other directive strategies in Spanish (María Sol Sansiñena, Bert Cornillie & Hendrik De Smet)
- Subject position in psych verb clauses (Natalia Pericchi)
- Register analysis in blogs: Correlation between professional sector and functional dimensions (Jocelyne Daems, Dirk Speelman & Tom Ruette)

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