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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: Step by Step: Essays on Minimalist Syntax in Honor of Howard Lasnik
Edited By: Roger Martin
Juan Uriagereka
David Michaels
URL: http://mitpress.mit.edu/promotions/books/MAREHS00
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This collection of essays presents an up-to-date overview of research in the minimalist program of linguistic theory. The book includes a new essay by Noam Chomsky as well as original contributions from other renowned linguists. Roger Martin is Assistant Professor in the Institute of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Tsukuba, Japan. David Michaels is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the University of Connecticut. Juan Uriagereka is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Maryland. Contributors Andrew Barss, Zeljko Boskovic, Noam Chomsky, Hamida Demirdache, Hiroto Hoshi, Kyle Johnson, Roger Martin, Keiko Murasugi, Javier Ormazabal, Mamoru Saito, Daiko Takahashi, Juan Uriagereka, Myriam Uribe-Extebarria, Ewa Willim.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: MIT Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Syntax
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ISBN: 026213361X
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Pages: 381 p
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