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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: Dominique  Sportiche
Institution: University of California, Los Angeles
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Homepage: http://www.linguistics.ucla.edu/people/sportich/sportich.htm
State and/or Country: USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Partitions and Atoms of Clause Structure
 An Introduction to Syntactic Analysis and Theory
Dissertation Director * of: Evidentiality and Assertion in Tibetan
(Edward Garrett, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Grammar of Tolerance: On Vagueness, Context-Sensitivity, and the Origin of Scale Structure
(Heather Burnett, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Toward a Unified Analysis of Passives in Japanese: A cartographic minimalist approach
(Tomoko Ishizuka, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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