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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: Martin  Haspelmath (IPA: 'hasplma:t)
Institution: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
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Homepage: http://monolith.eva.mpg.de/~haspelmt
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Specialty: Diachrony
Selected Publications: 1993. A grammar of Lezgian. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
1997a. Indefinite pronouns. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
1997b. From space to time. Munich & Newcastle: Lincom Europa.
2002. Understanding morphology. London: Arnold.
Announced on LINGUIST :  A Grammar of Lezgian
 Language Typology and Language Universals - An International Handbook
 Indefinite Pronouns
 Language Typology and Language Universals: An International Handbook
 Understanding Morphology
 Coordinating Constructions
 The World Atlas of Language Structures
 Understanding Morphology, Second Edition
 Studies in Ditransitive Constructions
 Languages Across Boundaries
 The Atlas and Survey of Pidgin and Creole Languages
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Indefinite Pronouns
 Understanding Morphology
 The World Atlas of Language Structures
Dissertation Director * of: A Typology of Verbal Borrowing
(Jan Wohlgemuth, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Against Markedness (and what to replace it with)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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