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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


Author: Bert Oben

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: The Linguistics department of the University of Leuven (Belgium) will be sharing its working papers online from now on. A first volume (2012) is available at www.arts.kuleuven.be/ling/workingpapers/

Source and strength of modality: an empirical study of root should, ought to and be supposed to in Present-day British English
An Verhulst, Ilse Depraetere & Liesbet Heyvaert

Degeneracy: the maintenance of constructional networks
Freek Van de Velde

Topologie contrastive des particules de démodulation. Comparaison de l'allemand et du français
Steven Schoonjans

Conceptually driven analogy in the grammaticalization of Spanish binominal quantifiers
Nicole Delbecque & Katrien Verveckken

What you see is what you do. On the relationship between gaze and gesture in multimodal alignment
Bert Oben & Geert Brône

Does innovation need reanalysis?
Hendrik De Smet

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