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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: Christopher  Lucas
Institution: University of London
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Homepage: http://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff65469.php
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Continuity and Change in Grammar
 The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean
Dissertation Abstract: The Development of Negation in Arabic and Afro-Asiatic
Academic Paper Abstract: Contact as catalyst: The case for Coptic influence in the development of Arabic negation
Never Again: The Multiple Grammaticalization of Never as a Marker of Negation in English



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