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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: Christa  Dürscheid
Institution: Universität Zürich
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Homepage: http://www.ds.unizh.ch/lehrstuhlduerscheid/
State and/or Country: Switzerland   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Selected Publications: (1999). Die verbalen Kasus des Deutschen. Untersuchungen zur Syntax, Semantik und Perspektive. Berlin: De Gruyter.
(2000). Syntax. Grundlagen und Theorien. Opaden: Westdeutscher Verlag.
(2002). Einführung in die Schriftlinguistik. Wiesbaden: Westdeutscher Verlag.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Wie Jugendliche schreiben [How Young People Write]
Courses Taught: Generative Grammar
Language Description
Linguistic Analysis of E-Mail, Chat and SMS

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