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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: Andrew  D. Carstairs-McCarthy
Institution: University of Canterbury
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Homepage: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/
State and/or Country: New Zealand   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Morphology
Specialty: Inflectional morphology, language evolution
Selected Publications: Allomorphy in Inflexion (Croom Helm, 1987)
Current Morphology (Routledge, 1992)
The Origins of Complex Language (OUP, 1999)
An Introduction to English Morphology (Edinburgh UP, 2002)
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Origins of Complex Language: An Inquiry into the Evolutionary Beginnings of Sentences, Syllables, and Truth
 The Evolution of Morphology
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Origins of Complex Language: An Inquiry into the Evolutionary Beginnings of Sentences, Syllables, and Truth
 The Origins of Complex Language: An Inquiry into the Evolutionary Beginnings of Sentences, Syllables, and Truth
Courses Taught: Morphology, phonology, language evolution
Reviewer of: Phonology: McCarthy, ed. (2003) (LL Issue 15.299)
Socioling/Lang Description: Janson (2004) (LL Issue 16.965)
Suppletion in Verb Paradigms (LL Issue 18.209)
Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the Other Italic Languages (LL Issue 20.1318)



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