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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: Kilu  von Prince
Institution: Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
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Homepage: http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/mitarbeiter_prince.html
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Specialty: Language Documentation, Typology, Semantics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Language Family(ies): Austronesian
Selected Publications: Predication and Information Structure (accepted), Journal of East Asian Linguistics; Nominal Possession in Daakaka: Transitivizing vs. Linking;
Courses Taught: Writing Systems (TU Berlin 2008), Focus semantics (University of Potsdam 2009), Mood and Modality (Humboldt University 2010)
Dissertation Abstract: A Grammar of Daakaka
Reviewer of: The Semantics of Nominalizations across Languages and Frameworks (LL Issue 22.1701)
Topics in Oceanic Morphosyntax (LL Issue 23.2290)

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