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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: William  Croft
Institution: University of New Mexico
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State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Typology
Cognitive Science
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Radical Construction Grammar - Syntactic Theory in Typological Perspective
 Explaining Language Change
 Radical Construction Grammar
 Typology and Universals (2nd edition)
 Cognitive Linguistics
 Typology and Universals
 Cognitive Linguistics
 Cognitive Linguistics
 Genetic Linguistics
 Verbs
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Radical Construction Grammar
 Typology and Universals (2nd edition)
 Verbs
Academic Paper Abstract: Modeling Language Change: An evaluation of Trudgill's theory of the emergence of New Zealand English



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