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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: Nikolaus  Ritt
Institution: Universit├Ąt Wien
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Words: Structure, Meaning, Function
 Selfish Sounds and Linguistic Evolution
 Quantity Adjustment
 Syntax, Style and Grammatical Norms
Dissertation Director * of: Old English se from Demonstrative to Article. A usage-based study of nominal determination and category emergence
(Lotte Sommerer, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: New-Dialect Formation in Early Canada: The modal auxiliaries in Ontario English, 1776-1850
(Stefan Dollinger, Author)

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