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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: Elena  Seoane
Institution: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.usc.es/ia303/ElenaSeoane/SeoanePosse.htm
State and/or Country: A Coruña
Spain   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Linguistic Theories
Morphology
Pragmatics
Semantics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Sounds, Words, Texts and Change
 Rethinking Grammaticalization
 Rethinking Grammaticalization. New perspectives & Theoretical and Empirical Issues in Grammaticalization
 Theoretical and Empirical Issues in Grammaticalization
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Sounds, Words, Texts and Change
 Rethinking Grammaticalization. New perspectives & Theoretical and Empirical Issues in Grammaticalization
Academic Paper Abstract: Syntactic complexity, discourse status and animacy as determinants of grammatical variation in Modern English



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