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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: Penelope  Thompson
Institution: Penelope Thompson
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State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Selected Publications: • The Lexicalisation of Syncope: Derivational affixes in West Saxon Adjectives. Proceedings of the International Conference of English Historical Linguistics 2008 (forthcoming).
Courses Taught: English language 2 (year 2 tutoring including semantics, pragmatics, historical phonology, morphology and syntax)
Reviewer of: Genitives in Early English (LL Issue 20.2555)
English Historical Linguistics 2008 (LL Issue 22.3589)
An Outline of Anglo-Saxon Grammar (LL Issue 23.4147)

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