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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: Horst  J. Simon
Institution: Freie Universität Berlin
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Pronouns – Grammar and Representation
 Expecting the Unexpected: Exceptions in Grammar
 Sprachwandelvergleich – Comparing Diachronies
Dissertation Director * of: On Black Magic - How Epistemic Modifiers Emerge
(Jakob Maché, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Bernd Kortmann (ed.), Dialectology Meets Typology: dialect grammar from a cross-linguistic perspective (Trends in Linguistics; Studies and Monographs 153). Berlin & New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 2004. Pp. vi+541.

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