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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: Jonathan  Owens
Institution: Universit├Ąt Bayreuth
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Neighborhood and Ancestry
 Arabic As a Minority Language
 A Linguistic History of Arabic
 A Linguistic History of Arabic
 Information Structure in Spoken Arabic
 The Oxford Handbook of Arabic Linguistics
Academic Paper Abstract: Bare forms and lexical insertions in code-switching: A processing-based account
Subject-verb order in spoken Arabic: Morpholexical and event-based factors
Subject expression and discourse embeddedness in Emirati Arabic

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