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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: Kearsy  A. Cormier (IPA: [kirsi kormir])
Institution: University College London
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Homepage: http://kearsy.com
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Morphology
Psycholinguistics
Typology
Subject Language(s): American Sign Language
British Sign Language
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Modality and Structure in Signed and Spoken Languages
 Modality and Structure in Signed and Spoken Languages
Dissertation Abstract: Grammaticization of Indexic Signs: How American sign language expresses numerosity



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