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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: Werner  Abraham
Institution: Vienna University, Austria, and Munich University, Germany
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Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Historical Linguistics: Abraham, Brinton
 Knowledge and Language - Volume 1: From Orwell's Problem to Plato's Problem
 Discourse Grammar and Typology. Papers in Honor of John W. M. Verhaar
 Tense-Aspect, Transitivity and Causativity
 Knowledge and Language - Volume 2: Lexical and Conceptual Structure
 Issues in Formal German(ic) Typology
 Studies in Comparative Germanic Syntax
 The Composition of Meaning
 Focus on Germanic Typology
 Datives and Other Cases
 Passivization and Typology
 Nominal Determination
 Modality-Aspect Interfaces
 Modality and Theory of Mind Elements across Languages
 Funktionen von Modalität [Functions of Modality]
 Schriften zur Synchronie und Diachronie des Deutschen
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Composition of Meaning
 Issues in Formal German(ic) Typology
 Nominal Determination
Dissertation Director * of: On Black Magic - How Epistemic Modifiers Emerge
(Jakob Maché, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Typology of the Relative Clause in Old High German: A corpus analysis
(Jiri Janko, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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