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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: Arja  Nurmi
Institution: University of Helsinki
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Language of Daily Life in England (1400-1800)
 Social Roles and Language Practices in Late Modern English
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Language of Daily Life in England (1400-1800)
 The Language of Daily Life in England (1400-1800)
Academic Paper Abstract: The progressive in Modern English: A corpus-based study of grammaticalization and related changes. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2010.

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