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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: Tania E.  Strahan
Institution: Hugvísindadeild Háskóla Islands
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Homepage: http://www.strahan.id.au
State and/or Country: Australia   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Specialty: Anaphora
Subject Language(s): Norwegian Nynorsk
Selected Publications: The distribution of reflexives in Norwegian; Long-distance reflexives and prosody in Norwegian; Meaning differences between pronouns and reflexives.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Long-distance reflexives in Norwegian
Courses Taught: Formal Syntax; Semantics; Discourse and Pragmatics; Grammar and Discourse; Phonetics; Phonology; English Today; Language and Gender; Intro to Phonetics, Intro to Phonology, Intro to Semantics and Pragmatics.
Dissertation Abstract: Long-Distance Reflexives in Norwegian
Academic Paper Abstract: On the definiteness and specificity of Scandinavian pronoun demonstratives
A typology of non-local reflexives in the Scandinavian languages

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