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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: T.  Giv√≥n
Institution: University of Oregon
State and/or Country: ----------------   
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Syntax I. An Introduction
 Syntax II. An Introduction
 Discourse Grammar and Typology. Papers in Honor of John W. M. Verhaar
 Coherence in Spontaneous Text
 Voice and Inversion
 Conversation. Cognitive, Communicative and Social Perspectives
 Grammatical Relations
 Functionalism and Grammar
 English Grammar. A Function-Based Introduction. Parts I & II
 Bio-Linguistics
 The Evolution of Language out of Pre-language
 Context as Other Minds
 The Genesis of Syntactic Complexity
 Syntactic Complexity
 Ute Reference Grammar
 Ute Texts
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Bio-Linguistics
 Syntactic Complexity
 Context as Other Minds
 The Evolution of Language out of Pre-language



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