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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: R.  M. W. Dixon
Institution: James Cook University
State and/or Country: ----------------   
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Amazonian Languages
 The Rise and Fall of Languages
 Changing Valency
 Australian Languages
 Areal Diffusion and Genetic Inheritance: Problems in Comparative Linguistics
 Word
 Studies in Evidentiality
 The Jarawara Language of Southern Amazonia
 Adjective Classes
 Serial Verb Constructions
 Areal Diffusion and Genetic Inheritance
 A Semantic Approach to English Grammar
 Adjective Classes
 Complementation
 Grammars in Contact
 Australian Languages
 Word
 Grammars in Contact
 Complementation
 The Semantics of Clause-Linking
 Basic Linguistic Theory
 Basic Linguistic Theory
 Changing Valency
 I am a Linguist
 The Languages of Australia
 Searching for Aboriginal Languages
 The Jarawara Language of Southern Amazonia
 Complement Clauses and Grammatical Relations in Finnish
 The Yawuru language of West Kimberley: a meaning-based description
 The Muɹinyapata Language of North-West Australia
 Longgu Grammar
 Rembarnga, a language of central Arnhem Land
 Ngan’gityemerri: a language of the Daly River region, Northern Territory of Australia
 A grammar of Nakkara (Central Arnhem Land coast)
 A description of the Emmi language of the Northern Territory of Australia
 A grammar of Motuna
 Language at Large
 Possession and Ownership
 Topics in Eastern and Central Arrernte Grammar
 A Grammar of Northern Subanen
 A sketch grammar of Meryam Mir
 The Grammar of Knowledge
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Jarawara Language of Southern Amazonia
 The Rise and Fall of Languages
 Areal Diffusion and Genetic Inheritance: Problems in Comparative Linguistics
 Grammars in Contact
 Complementation
 Australian Languages
 Studies in Evidentiality
 Word
 Adjective Classes
Dissertation Director * of: A Grammar of Vinitiri: An Austronesian language from Papua New Guinea
(Sheena Van Der Mark, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: A Grammar of Lha’alua, an Austronesian Language of Taiwan
(Chia-jung Pan, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: A Grammar of Galo
(Mark Post, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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