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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: George  Walkden
Institution: University of Manchester
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Homepage: http://personalpages.manchester.ac.uk/staff/george.walkden/
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Germanic
Selected Publications: 2013 (forthcoming). Verb-third in early West Germanic: a comparative perspective. In Biberauer & Walkden (eds.), Syntax over time.

2013 (forthcoming). The correspondence problem in syntactic reconstruction. Diachronica.

2013 (forthcoming). The status of hwæt in Old English. English Language and Linguistics. (Winner of the Richard M. Hogg Prize 2011.)

2012. Against Inertia. Lingua 122: 891-901.

2011. Abduction or Inertia? The logic of syntactic change. In Chris Cummins, Chi-Hé Elder, Thomas Godard, Morgan Macleod, Elaine Schmidt & George Walkden (eds.), Proceedings of the Sixth Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research, 230-239. Cambridge: Cambridge Institute of Language Research.

2009. Deriving the Final-over-Final Constraint from third factor considerations. Cambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics 5: 67-72.
Courses Taught: Introducing English Grammar
Historical Syntax
Introduction to Historical Linguistics
English Corpus Linguistics
Dissertation Abstract: Syntactic Reconstruction and Proto-Germanic
Reviewer of: Grammatical Change (LL Issue 23.1810)
Academic Paper Abstract: Null subjects in Old English
The status of hwæt in Old English

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