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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: Elly  van Gelderen
Institution: Arizona State University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.public.asu.edu/~gelderen/elly.htm
State and/or Country: AZ
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Specialty: syntax
Language Family(ies): Germanic
Selected Publications: See CV at:
Announced on LINGUIST :  A History of English Reflexive Pronouns
 The Rise of Functional Categories
 An Introduction to the Grammar of English
 Grammaticalization as Economy
 A History of the English Language
 Cyclical Change
 The Linguistic Cycle
 Clause Structure
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  A History of the English Language
 A History of English Reflexive Pronouns
 An Introduction to the Grammar of English
 Grammaticalization as Economy
Courses Taught: see CV at:
Dissertation Director * of: Definiteness and Number: Determiner phrase and number phrase in the history of English
(Johanna Wood, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Diachronic Adverbial Morphosyntax: A minimalist study of lexicalization and grammaticalization
(James Berry, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Mood, Modality, and Complementation: A cross-linguistic study of the syntax and semantics of the left periphery
(Mariana Bahtchevanova, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: A Critical Discourse Analysis of University ESL Classrooms: Power and accommodation
(Amy Ruzycki-Shinabarger, Author)
Reviewer of: Negation Patterns in West African Languages and Beyond (LL Issue 21.2481)
Academic Paper Abstract: The Definiteness Cycle in Germanic

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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