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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: Matthew  S. Dryer
Institution: University at Buffalo
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Homepage: http://wings.buffalo.edu/linguistics/dryer/dryer.htm
State and/or Country: NY
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): Kutenai
Selected Publications: 'Primary Objects, Secondary Objects, and Antidative' (Language, 1986), 'The
Greenbergian Word Order Correlations' (Language, 1992), 'The Discourse Function of the Kutenai Inverse' (Voice and Inversion, 1994), ''Focus, Pragmatic Presupposition, and Activated Propositions'' (Journal of Pragmatics, 1996), 'On the 6-way Word Order Typology' (Studies in Language, 1997)
Announced on LINGUIST :  The World Atlas of Language Structures
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The World Atlas of Language Structures
Courses Taught: Syntax, typology, discourse and syntax, field methods
Dissertation Director * of: The Status of Obliques in Linguistic Theory
(Lindsay Whaley, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: A Grammar of Sidaama (Sidamo), a Cushitic Language of Ethiopia
(Kazuhiro Kawachi, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Phenomenon of the Word THE in English - discourse functions and distribution patterns
(Ring Mei Han Low, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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