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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: Markus  Steinbach
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universit├Ąt Mainz
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State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Linguistic Theories
Subject Language(s): German
German Sign Language
Selected Publications: Middle Voice: A Comparative Study of the Syntax-Semantics Interface of German;
Einf├╝hrung in die germanistische Linguistik;
The Dative - An Oblique Case;
What do Reduced Pronominals Reveal about the Syntax of Dutch and German?
Unaccusatives and Anticausatives;
Optimal Reciprocals in German Sign Language;
Backwards and Sidewards Reduplication in German Sign Language;
Plural Formation in German Sign Language: Constraints and Strategies;
Announced on LINGUIST :  Middle Voice
 Experimental Pragmatics/Semantics
 Understanding Quotation
 Sign Language
 Satztypen des Deutschen [German Sentence Types]
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Middle Voice
 Experimental Pragmatics/Semantics
 Sign Language
Courses Taught: Introduction to Linguistics;
Basics of German Linguistics;
Information Structure;
Theories of Meaning;
Optimality Theory;
Sign Language;
German Grammar;

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