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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: Joan  L. Bybee
Institution: University of New Mexico
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.unm.edu/~jbybee
State and/or Country: USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Modality in Grammar and Discourse
 Phonology and Language Use
 Essays on Language Function and Language Type
 Frequency and the Emergence of Linguistic Structure
 Complex Sentences in Grammar and Discourse
 Frequency of Use and the Organization of Language
 Language, Usage and Cognition
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Frequency and the Emergence of Linguistic Structure
 Phonology and Language Use
Dissertation Director * of: Variation and Change in Spanish Future Temporal Expression
(Roger Blench, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: A Reference Grammar of Kunuz Nubian
(Ahmed Abdel-Hafiz, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Adele Goldberg, Constructions at work: The nature of generalization in language.

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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