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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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Title: The Grammar of Identity
Subtitle: Intensifiers and Reflexives in Germanic Languages
Written By: Volker Gast
Series Title: Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics
Description:

This original treatment of an extremely complex and interesting subject
matter within Germanic languages and theoretical linguistics, investigates
why intensifiers and reflexives are formally indistinguishable in so many
languages around the world.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Syntax
Language Family(ies): Germanic
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415394112
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Pages: 258
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