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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: Gunnar  Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson
Institution: Lund University
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Homepage: http://www.sol.lu.se/person/GunnarHrafnHrafnbjargarson
State and/or Country: Sweden   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Icelandic
Language Family(ies): West Scandinavian
Selected Publications: Stylistic Fronting, in Studia Linguistica 58(2).
Rethinking Scandinavian Verb Movement, in Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics 10(3): 203-233. Co-authored with Anna-Lena Wiklund, Kristine Bentzen, and Thorbjörg Hróarsdóttir.
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Courses Taught: Diachronic Danish Syntax
Syntax and Morphology
Morphosyntactic Changes in the History of English
Scandinavian Word Order Variation
Old Norse and the history of Norwegian
Diachronic linguistics
Dissertation Abstract: Oblique Subjects and Stylistic Fronting in the History of Scandinavian and English: The role of IP-Spec
Academic Paper Abstract: Observations on extraction from V2 clauses in Scandinavian

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