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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: Elena  Benedicto
Institution: Purdue University
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Homepage: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~ebenedi/
State and/or Country: IN
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Semantics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): American Sign Language
Catalan-Valencian-Balear
Spanish
Sumo Tawahka
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers in Linguistics 17
 Proceedings of the Workshop on Focus
 Indigenous Languages
Dissertation Director * of: The Argument of Experience: Experience predicates and argument structure in Catalan and Mayangna
(Ricard Vinas de Puig, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Verbal Classifier Systems: The Exceptional Case of Mayangna Auxiliaries

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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