"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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Varianten der Pronominaladverbien im Neuhochdeutschen [Variants of Pronominal Adverbs in New High German]
Grammatische und soziolinguistische Untersuchungen
Working on a broad empirical (corpus driven) foundation, this work contributes to
the investigation of grammatical phenomena in the linguistic period of New High
German (17th to 21st centuries) with a focus on pronominal adverbs (e.g. davon
weiß ich nichts; da weiß ich nichts von; da weiß ich nichts davon; dadavon weiß
ich nichts). This analysis follows the trend of current grammar research by
concentrating on registers of German that is close to speech.