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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: Masayoshi  Shibatani
Institution: Rice University
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State and/or Country: USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Typology
Subject Language(s): Japanese
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Approaches to Language Typology
 Grammatical Constructions: Their Form and Meaning
 Essays in Semantics and Pragmatics
 The Grammar of Causation and Interpersonal Manipulation
 Syntactic Complexity
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Syntactic Complexity



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