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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: Harald  Völker
Institution: Universität Zürich
Academic Paper Abstract: A 'practice of the variant' and the origins of the standard. Presentation of a variationist linguistics method for a corpus of Old French charters
Introduction to the special issue: ‘Negation and Clitics in French: Interaction and Variation’
Intralinguistic and extralinguistic variation factors in Old French negation with ne-Ø, ne-mie, ne-pas and ne-point across different text types



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