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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: Rena  Torres Cacoullos
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
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Announced on LINGUIST :  Grammaticization, Synchronic Variation, and Language Contact: A study of Spanish progressive -ndo constructions.
Dissertation Director * of: A Diachronic Study of the Spanish Perfect(ive): Tracking the constraints on a grammaticalizing construction
(Mary Copple, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Variation and Change in Spanish Future Temporal Expression
(Roger Blench, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Quantitative Measures of Subjectification: A variationist study of Spanish salir(se)
Bare English-origin Nouns in Spanish: Rates, constraints, and discourse functions
Defaults and indeterminacy in temporal grammaticalization: The ‘perfect’ road to perfective
A milestone study: Structured variability as the key to unraveling (contact-induced) language change

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