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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: Anne  Breitbarth
Institution: Ghent University
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Homepage: http://www.gist.ugent.be/members/annebreitbarth
State and/or Country: US
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): German, Middle High
German, Old High
German, Middle Low
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Triggers
 Live Fast, Die Young - the Short Life of Early Modern German Auxiliary Ellipsis
 Continuity and Change in Grammar
 The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean

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