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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: Britta  Mondorf
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
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State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Not Applicable
Specialty: Language Variation, Functional Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Mondorf, Britta (2004) Gender Differences in English Syntax. (Linguistische Arbeiten 491). Tübingen: Niemeyer.
Mondorf, Britta (2009) More Support for More-Support: The Role of Processing Constraints on the Choice between Synthetic and Analytic Comparative Forms. (Studies in Language Variation 4.). Amsterdam: Benjamins.
Mondorf, Britta & Günter Rohdenburg eds. (2003) Determinants of Grammatical Variation in English. (Topics in English Linguistics 43). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter
Announced on LINGUIST :  Determinants of Grammatical Variation in English
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Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Determinants of Grammatical Variation in English
Academic Paper Abstract: Variation and change in English resultative constructions



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