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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: Volkmar  Engerer
Institution: Staatsbibliothek Århu
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Homepage: http://www.hum.aau.dk/dk/germansk/gerve/home.htm
State and/or Country: Denmark
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Specialty: Syntax, general linguistics
Subject Language(s): Russian
Selected Publications: Some work on the German minority in Upper Silesia and methodological work on the application of quantifcational methods on sociolinguistic empirical material
Two minor papers on ergativity in Russian and the article in German dissertation about language shift in minorities
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Loss of German in Upper Silesia after 1945
 Das Zuordnungsproblem
Courses Taught: Changes in language use in Russian enterprises (institutional settings)
during the transformational period;
German as a foreign language and the acquisition of grammar.
Introductory courses in linguistics, seminars on German grammar and textlinguistics, and courses in sociolinguistics, language minorities.

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