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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: Tor  Anders Åfarli
Institution: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.ntnu.edu/employees/tor.aafarli
State and/or Country: NA
Norway   
Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Norwegian Bokmål
Norse, Old
Language Family(ies): North Germanic
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Syntax of Norwegian Passive Constructions
 Chinese Matters: From Grammar to First and Second Language Acquisition
 Comparative Grammar and Language Acquisition in the Age of Globalization: Norwegian and Chinese
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Chinese Matters: From Grammar to First and Second Language Acquisition
Dissertation Director * of: Norwegian Modals
(Kristin Eide, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Dative case in Norwegian, Icelandic and Faroese: Preservation and non-preservation

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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