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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: Jonathan  White
Institution: Dalarna University
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State and/or Country: Sweden   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Specialty: Syntax
Subject Language(s): English
Courses Taught: Grammar Introduction
Theoretical English Linguistics
Morphology and Syntax
Comparative Syntax
Words and their Structure
Dissertation Abstract: An Inquiry into Minimalist Phrase Structure
Reviewer of: Review of Givon: Syntax, Volumes I and II (LL Issue 12.2787)
Syntax: Legendre, Grimshaw & Vikner, eds. (2001) (LL Issue 13.714)
General Linguistics: Chomsky (2002) (LL Issue 14.525)
Syntax: Adger (2003) (LL Issue 14.3181)
Syntax: Grohmann (2003) (LL Issue 15.1284)
Syntax/Ling Theories: Radford (2004) (LL Issue 15.3455)
Morphology/Textbooks: Aronoff & Fudeman (2005) (LL Issue 16.1942)
Review: General Linguistics: Plag et al (2007) (LL Issue 19.213)

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