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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: Joanna  Nykiel
Institution: University of Silesia
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://uranos.cto.us.edu.pl/~jnykiel/
State and/or Country: Poland   
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): Germanic
Selected Publications: (with Ivan A. Sag) Sluicing and stranding. Manuscript

(forthcoming) Whatever happened to English sluicing. Proceedings of SHEL5

(forthcoming) Competence, performance and extra prepositions. Journal of English Linguistics

2007. When Syntax Won’t Go Away: A Diachronic Study of Verb Phrase Ellipsis and Sluicing. Proceedings of the 6th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium. Lagos, Portugal
Courses Taught: Introduction to syntax, Syntax seminar, Experimental syntax seminar, History of the English language, English syntax, English semantics and pragmatics, English morphology, English phonology

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