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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: Sheila  Ann Dooley
Institution: University of Texas at Brownsville
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State and/or Country: TX
Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Verb-initial languages
Subject Language(s): Irish
Selected Publications: 'On the nature of the approximative expression NUM-odd.' In: Karimi, Harley, Lewis, & Farrar, eds.(2008). Time and Again: Theoretical and Experimental Perspectives on Formal Linguistics. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
Verb First: On the Syntax of Verb-Initial Languages. Andrew Carnie, Heidi Harley, and Sheila Dooley, eds.(2005). Amsterdam: Benjamins.
'Prohibition: negative imperatives and the parametric typology of negation. (1999)Working Papers 47 (Lund Univ. Dept. of Linguistics), 25-37. Co-author Gisela Håkansson.
'Determiners and incorporation in Maori.' (1997).Working Papers 46, (Lund Univ. Dept. of Linguistics), 25-44.
'The preference for Modal + Neg: an L2 perspective applied to Swedish L1 Children.' (1994) Second Language Research 10 (2), 95-124. Co-author Gisela Håkansson.
Comparative Studies in Current Syntactic Theories. Ph.D. dissertation. (1991). Institutionen för lingvistik och fonetik, Lund University (Working Papers 37).
Announced on LINGUIST :  Verb First
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Verb First
Courses Taught: English Grammar
English Composition
Descriptive Linguistics
Introduction to TESOL
Reviewer of: Syntax: Graffi (2001) (LL Issue 13.277)
Whys & Therefores (LL Issue 23.1882)

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