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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: Probal  Dasgupta (IPA: probal dasgupta)
Institution: Indian Statistical Institute
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State and/or Country: West Bengal
Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics
Selected Publications: The Otherness of English: India's Auntie Tongue Syndrome (New Delhi: Sage, 1993).

(with Alan Ford, Rajendra Singh) After Etymology: Towards a Substantivist Linguistics (Munich: Lincom Europa, 2000).
Announced on LINGUIST :  After Etymology: Towards A Substantivist Linguistics
Dissertation Director * of: A Computational Study ofTransitivity
(Tanmoy Bhattacharya, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: A Minimalist Account of Null Subjects in Kannada
(Anuradha Sudharsan, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: An HPSG account of Bangla Compound Verbs with LKB Implementation
(Soma Paul, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Sociolinguistics - Syntax Interface of NEG Placement Features
(Himanshu Upadhyaya, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Syntax-Pragmatics Interface of Bangla
(Sanjukta Ghosh, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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