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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: Jean-Christophe  Verstraete
Institution: University of Leuven
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://perswww.kuleuven.be/~u0005010/jcv/
State and/or Country: Belgium   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Umbindhamu
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Rethinking the Coordinate-Subordinate Dichotomy
 Formal Evidence in Grammaticalization Research
 El idioma tarasco
 The Genitive
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Formal Evidence in Grammaticalization Research
 Rethinking the Coordinate-Subordinate Dichotomy
Courses Taught: Linguistic typology
Child language acquisition
Intro to linguistics
Dissertation Director * of: Constructional Effects of Involuntary and Inanimate Agents: A cross-linguistic study
(Stefanie Fauconnier, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Construing confrontation: Grammar in the construction of a key historical narrative in Umpithamu

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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