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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: Sverker  Johansson
Institution: University of Jönköping
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://home.hj.se/~lsj/
State and/or Country: NA
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Selected Publications: * Sverker Johansson (2004a): The individual and the species in the cultural evolution of language presented at Evolutionary Epistemology, Language & Culture Brussels, May 2004 Video Summary [asf: 2.8 Mb].
* Sverker Johansson (2004b): Possible and impossible hypotheses of language origins presented at Language, Culture & Mind Portsmouth, July 2004
* Sverker Johansson (2005): Origins of language -- constraints on hypotheses Amsterdam: Benjamins
Announced on LINGUIST :  Origins of Language
 Origins of Language
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Origins of Language
Courses Taught: Språkets uppkomst (Origins of language)
Språkets evolution (Language evolution)
+ a lot of non-linguistics courses

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