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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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Full Title: LSA Summer Institute Workshop on Diachronic Syntax
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Start Date: 29-Jun-2013 - 30-Jun-2013
Contact: David Lightfoot, Anthony Kroch
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://lsa2013.lsa.umich.edu/2012/09/ws07-diachronic-syntax/
Meeting Description: Work on diachronic syntax has developed remarkably over recent decades, primarily through two impetuses: (i) seeking to explain change in I-language through changes in E-language and principles of language acquisition, and (ii) using search mechanisms linked to computerized corpora of partially parsed historical texts. The workshop will be devoted to exploring these developments. Both developments link work on sociolinguistic variation with the emergence of new I-languages and this will be an emphasis of the workshop.
Linguistic Subfield: Historical Linguistics; Syntax
LL Issue: 24.2392

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