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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: John  M. Anderson
Institution: University of Edinburgh
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  A Notional Theory of Syntactic Categories
 Modern Grammars of Case
 The Grammar of Names
 A Notional Theory of Syntactic Categories
 Principles of Dependency Phonology
 Old English Phonology
 John M. Anderson: The Substance of Language
Academic Paper Abstract: Old English i-umlaut (for the umpteenth time)

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