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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: Volker  Gast (IPA: fɔlkɐ gast)
Institution: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.personal.uni-jena.de/~mu65qev/
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Selected Publications: Gast, V. (2006). The Grammar of Identity. Intensifiers and Reflexives in Germanic Languages. London: Routledge.

Gast, V. (ed.)(2006). The Scope and Limits of Corpus Linguistics. Empiricism in the Description and Analysis of English. Special issue of ZAA, no 54,2.

König, E. & V. Gast (2007). Understanding English-German Contrasts. Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag.

König, E. & V. Gast (eds.)(2008). Reciprocals and Reflexives: Theoretical and Typological Explorations. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Gast, V. & E. König (eds.)(2008). English in Contrast. Special issue of ZAA, no 56,3.
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Grammar of Identity
 Reciprocals and Reflexives
 Clause Linkage in Cross-Linguistic Perspective
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Grammar of Identity

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