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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: Kristin  Davidse
Institution: Université Catholique de Louvain
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Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Reconnecting Language: Morphology and Syntax in Functional Perspectives
 The Nominative & Accusative and Their Counterparts
 Subjectification, Intersubjectification and Grammaticalization
 Formal Evidence in Grammaticalization Research
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Formal Evidence in Grammaticalization Research
Academic Paper Abstract: Deictification: the development of secondary deictic meanings by adjectives in the English NP
The development of intensification scales in noun-intensifying uses of adjectives: sources, paths and mechanisms of change



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