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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: Peter  Siemund
Institution: Universit├Ąt Hamburg
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State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Aspects of Meaning Construction
 Pronominal Gender in English
 Language Contact and Contact Languages
 Linguistic Universals and Language Variation
 Multilingualism and Language Diversity in Urban Areas
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Language Contact and Contact Languages
 Pronominal Gender in English
 Linguistic Universals and Language Variation
Dissertation Director * of: Locative Predication in Nigerian Pidgin and Ghanaian Pidgin English
(Micah Corum, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: The emergence of English reflexive verbs: an analysis based on the Oxford English Dictionary

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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