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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: Marina  Dyakonova (IPA: marina d'akonova)
Institution: University of Amsterdam
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State and/or Country: Netherlands   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Russian
Selected Publications: 2004. Information structure development: evidence from acquisition of word order in Russian and English. In Nordlyd: Tromsoe Working Papers. vol. 32 (1)

2007. Russian Double Object Construction. In ACLC Working Papers. vol. 2 (1)
Announced on LINGUIST :  A Phase-Based Approach to Russian Free Word Order
Courses Taught: Introduction to Generative Syntax
From data to theory: Case

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