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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  Maling
Institution: National Science Foundation
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Homepage: http://www.brandeis.edu/facguide/person.html?emplid=7071fdd35b3e032323445b80c64c973b942c72b8
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Dissertation Director * of: Syntactic and Semantic Bases of Case Assignment: A study of verbal nouns, light verbs and dative
(Jong Sup Jun, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Beers, Kaffi, and Schnaps: Different Grammatical Options for Restaurant Talk Coercions in Three Germanic Languages
On a Post-syntactic Account of the Generic Middle Construction

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