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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: Renata  Szczepaniak
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universit├Ąt Mainz
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Der phonologisch-typologische Wandel des Deutschen von einer Silben- zu einer Wortsprache (The Phonological-Typological Change of German from a Syllable Language to a Word Language)
 Historische Sprachwissenschaft des Deutschen
 Grammatikalisierung im Deutschen
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Historische Sprachwissenschaft des Deutschen



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