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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: Bernd  Kortmann
Institution: FRIAS, Freiburg i. Br., Germany
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Cause - Condition - Concession - Contrast: Cognitive and Discourse Perspectives
 Adverbial Subordination A Typology and History of Adverbial Subordinators Based on European Languages
 Dialectology meets Typology
 A Handbook of Varieties of English
 A Comparative Grammar of British English Dialects
 English Linguistics
 Varieties of English
 Varieties of English
 Varieties of English
 The Languages and Linguistics of Europe
 Linguistic Complexity
 The Mouton World Atlas of Variation in English
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  A Handbook of Varieties of English
 Linguistic Complexity
 Varieties of English
 The Languages and Linguistics of Europe
Dissertation Director * of: Contractions of English Semi-modals: The emancipating effect of frequency
(David Lorenz, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Morphosyntactic Variation in British English Dialects: Evidence from possession, obligation and past habituality
(Monika Schulz, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Conference Report: The linguistics of English – setting the agenda

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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