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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: Ian  Gareth Roberts
Institution: Cambridge University
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Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Verbs and Diachronic Syntax - A Comparative History of English and French
 Syntactic Change
 Principles and Parameters in a VSO Language
 Diachronic Syntax
 Syntactic Change
 Germanic Languages and Linguistic Universals
 Syntactic Variation
 Noam Chomsky and Language Descriptions
 Agreement and Head Movement
 Challenges to Linearization
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Syntactic Change
 Principles and Parameters in a VSO Language
Dissertation Director * of: Particle Verbs, Local Domains and a Theory of Lexical Licensing
(Jochen Zeller, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Impersonal Si Constructions. Agreement and interpretation
(Roberta D'Alessandro, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Clausal Architecture and Subject Positions: Impersonal constructions in the Germanic languages
(Sabine Mohr, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Object Shift and Scrambling in North and West Germanic: A Case Study in Symmetrical Syntax
(Marc Richards, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Portuguese Clitic Climbing: A study on the European variety from the 16th to the 20th Century
(Aroldo de Andrade, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Infinitival Clauses in Ancient Greek: Overt and null subjects, the role of Case and Focus
(Christina Sevdali, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The EPP and Null Subjects in Romance
(Michelle Sheehan, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Proclisis and Enclisis in Greek
(Marios Mavrogiorgos, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Economical Parameter-Setting in Second Language Acquisition: Japanese-speaking learners of English
(Hyun Bong, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Changing EPP parameters in the history of English: accounting for variation and change

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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