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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: Torben  Juel Jensen
Institution: University of Copenhagen
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://inss.ku.dk/ansatte/beskrivelse/?id=42378
State and/or Country: Denmark   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Danish
Academic Paper Abstract: Past participles of strong verbs in Jutland Danish: A real-time study of regionalization and standardization



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