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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: Kristin  Denham
Institution: Western Washington University
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Homepage: http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~denham/
State and/or Country: WA
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Syntax
Specialty: Syntax, linguistics and education, Native American languages
Language Family(ies): Amerindian Pidgin
Selected Publications: Language in the Schools: Integrating Linguistic Knowledge into K-12 Education, LEA 2005;
A Minimalist Account of Optional Wh-Movement, NLLT, 2000
Announced on LINGUIST :  Linguistics at School
 Navigating English Grammar
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Linguistics at School
Courses Taught: Introduction to Linguistics, The Structure of English, History of English, Syntax, Salish languages, Dialect in Literature
Dissertation Abstract: A Minimalist Account of Optional Wh-Movement



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