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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: Kersti  B√∂rjars
Institution: University of Manchester
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State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Feature Distribution in Swedish Noun Phrases
 Introducing English Grammar
 Introducing English Grammar, Second Edition
 Non-Transformational Syntax
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Introducing English Grammar
 Non-Transformational Syntax
Dissertation Director * of: Definiteness and Grammatical Relations in Estonian
(Katrin Hiietam, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Peter Sells, Structure, alignment and optimality in Swedish (Stanford Monographs in Linguistics). Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications, 2001. Pp. x+1-214.
Introduction: The syntax of nominals and noun phrases
The Clitic-Affix Distinction, Historical Change, and Scandinavian Bound Definiteness Marking

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