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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: Constantine  Lendzemo Yuka (IPA: Konstantain Juka)
Institution: University of Benin
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: Edo
Nigeria   
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): Lamnso'
Selected Publications: 'The Lamnso' Noun class System and the Chomskyan Computational Machine'
'Negation Strategies in Lamnso'
'Ahreement Issues within the Determiner Phrase in Lamnso'
'On English as a Minority Official language in Cameroon'
Towards Adopting English as a Second Official Language in Nigeria'
'On Language Diversity in Cameroon'
Courses Taught: LAL 821: Syntactic Theory
LAL 822: Advancec Analysis in Syntax and Semantics
LAL 413: Topics in Syntac
LAL 323: Introduction to Syntax II



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