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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: Simon  M. Kirby
Institution: University of Edinburgh
Homepage: http://www.ling.ed.ac.uk/~simon/
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Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Function, Selection, and Innateness: The Emergence of Language Universals
 Language Evolution
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Language Evolution
Dissertation Abstract: Function, Selection and Innateness: The emergence of language universals
Dissertation Director * of: The Major Transitions in the Evolution of Language
(Willem Zuidema, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Exploring the Adaptive Structure of the Mental Lexicon
(Monica Tamariz, Author)

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