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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: Thomas  McFadden
Institution: UiT The Arctic University of Norway
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Homepage: http://ifla.uni-stuttgart.de/institut/mitarbeiter/tom
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Language Family(ies): Germanic
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Advances in Comparative Germanic Syntax
Dissertation Abstract: The Position of Morphological Case in the Derivation: A study on the syntax-morphology interface
Academic Paper Abstract: OV–VO in English and the role of case marking in word order

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