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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: Michael  G Getty
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Homepage: http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~mgetty
State and/or Country: Ontario
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Selected Publications: Was Verb Placement in Germanic Prosodically Conditioned? Evidence from _Beowulf_ and _Heliand_ (JEGP 1997)
Changes in the Metrical Behavior of Finite Verbs: Evidence for Grammaticalization (ELL, forthcoming)
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Metre of Beowulf
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Metre of Beowulf
Courses Taught: History and Structure of German
The Learning and Teaching of German
Reviewer of: Language & Literature/Cognitive Science: Stockwell (2002) (LL Issue 15.2453)

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