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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: Neil  Smith
Institution: University College London
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Twitter Machine
 Chomsky:
 The Mind of a Savant: Language, Learning and Modularity
 Language, Bananas and Bonobos
 Language, Frogs and Savants
 The Signs of a Savant
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Chomsky:
 Chomsky:
 Language, Bananas and Bonobos
 The Signs of a Savant
Dissertation Director * of: Control without PRO
(Vikki Janke, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated. The semantics of middles and its crosslinguistic realization
(Marika Lekakou, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Language against the odds: the learning of British Sign Language by a polyglot savant

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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