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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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Name: Oliver  Schallert
Institution: Philipps-Universität Marburg
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Homepage: http://www.staff.uni-marburg.de/~schalleo
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Specialty: Diachronic Syntax, formal syntactic typology
Language Family(ies): Germanic
Selected Publications: Schallert, Oliver. 2007. 'Die Stellung von Verben und Objekten in der rechten Peripherie: OV- und VO-Strukturen im Althochdeutschen.' Moderne Sprachen 51/2, 17–107.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Historische Syntax des Deutschen
Reviewer of: Review: Syntax: Aarts (2007) (LL Issue 19.68)

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