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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: Florian  Haas (IPA: ha:s)
Institution: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
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Homepage: http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/~flohaas
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Selected publications:

Haas, Florian (2007). The development of English each other – grammaticalization, lexicalization, or both? English Language and Linguistics 11.1: 31-50.

Haas, Florian (2008). Symmetric verbs and constraints on passivization: an English-German comparison.Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik (ZAA) 56.3: 255-268.

Haas, Florian (to appear). Reciprocity in English -- historical development and synchronic structure. London: Routledge.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Reciprocity in English
Courses Taught: Introduction to Linguistics: Meaning and Use
Introduction to Linguistics: Basic Questions, Concepts and Methods
Varieties of English
Levels of Linguistic Analysis I+II
Reviewer of: Grammaticalization Paths of English and High German Existential Constructions (LL Issue 23.1215)

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