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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: Yuri  Yerastov
Institution: Kutztown University
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State and/or Country: PA
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Semantics
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Specialty: Dialects of English, construction grammar
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): Germanic
Selected Publications: I am done dinner: When synchrony meets diachrony. Diss. University of Calgary
Courses Taught: Introduction to English Linguistics.
The Nature of Language.
Growth and Structure of the English Language.
Reviewer of: From the Classroom to the Courtroom (LL Issue 25.658)



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