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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: Roland  Pfau
Institution: University of Amsterdam
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Grammar as Processor
 Parts of Speech
 Sign Language
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Parts of Speech
 Sign Language
Academic Paper Abstract: Carol Neidle, Judy Kegl, Dawn MacLaughlin, Benjamin Bahan and Robert G. Lee, The syntax of American Sign Language: functional categories and hierarchical structure. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000. Pp. x+229.



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