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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: Björn  Hansen
Institution: University of Regensburg, Germany
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Homepage: http://www-slavistik.uni-regensburg.de
State and/or Country: Bavaria
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Selected Publications: 2000 The German Modal Verb ‘müssen’ and the Slavonic Languages - The Reconstruction of a Success Story. In: Scando Slavica 46, 77-93
2001 Das Modalauxiliar im Slavischen. Semantik und Grammatikalisierung im Russischen, Polnischen, Serbischen/Kroatischen und Altkirchenslavischen. (Slavolinguistica 2) München.
2004 The grammaticalization of the analytical imperatives in Russian, Polish and Serbian/Croatian. In: Welt der Slawen 49, 257-274
Announced on LINGUIST :  Modals in the Languages of Europe
 Grammatical Replication and Borrowability in Language Contact
 Yiddish Language Structures
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Modals in the Languages of Europe

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