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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: Fred  Weerman
Institution: University of Amsterdam
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Flexible Syntax: A Theory of Case and Arguments
 The V2 Conspiracy: A Synchronic and a Diachronic Analysis of Verbal Positions in Germanic Languages
 Storage and Computation in the Language Faculty
 Arguments and Agreement
Dissertation Director * of: The Flexible Nature of Verb Movement
Academic Paper Abstract: Guest Editors' Preface
Diachronic change: Early versus late acquisition

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