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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: Kim  Schulte
Institution: University of Exeter
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.people.ex.ac.uk/kschulte/
State and/or Country: Devon
United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Portuguese
Language Family(ies): Romance
Eastern Romance
Selected Publications: ‘Pragmatic relevance as cause for syntactic change: the emergence of the prepositional complementizer in Romance', in Historical Linguistics 2001, ed. by Barry Blake and Kate Burridge (Amsterdam: J.Benjamins, 2003), pp. 377-89.

'Vowel Centralization in Romanian Verbs of Slavic Origin: deliberate exploitation of an indigenous sound change?', in Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2003, ed. by Haike Jacobs and Twan Geerts. (Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2005), pp. 378-94.

‘What causes adverbial infinitives to spread? Evidence from Romance', Language Sciences, 29 (2007), 512-37.

Prepositional infinitives in Romance. A usage-based approach to syntactic change, (Berne/Oxford: Peter Lang, forthcoming 2007)
Announced on LINGUIST :  Prepositional Infinitives in Romance
Courses Taught: Language Contact
The Romance Languages
The Varieties of Modern Spanish
Reviewer of: Historical Linguistics: Ernst, Gleßgen, Schmitt & Schweickard, eds.(2003) (LL Issue 15.2201)
Syntax/Ling Theories: Knauer & Bellosta von Colbe (2005) (LL Issue 17.383)

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