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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: Wim  van der Wurff
Institution: University of Newcastle upon Tyne
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Homepage: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/elll/people/profile/w.a.m.van-der-wurff
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Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Reported Speech. Forms and Functions of the Verb
 Modality and its Interaction with the Verbal System
 The Syntax of Early English
 Imperative Clauses in Generative Grammar
 Current Issues in Late Modern English
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Modality and its Interaction with the Verbal System
Academic Paper Abstract: Special issue on Aspects of OV and VO order in the history of English
A Hard-to-evaluate Claim: Exploring the form and function of an NP premodifier
The Rise of an NP Premodifier in Early 20th-century English
Anaphoric Reference in Early Modern English: the case of said and same

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