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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: Historical Linguistics 1997
Edited By: Jennifer R. Austin
Monika S Schmid
Dieter Stein
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 164
Description:

This volume presents a selection from the papers given at the 13th International Conference on Historical Linguistics. It offers a window on the current state of the art in historical linguistics: the papers cover a wide range of different languages, different language families, and different approaches to the study of linguistic change, ranging from optimality theory, theories of grammaticalization and the invisible hand, treatments of language contact and creolization to the linguistic consequences of political correctness. Among the languages under discussion are Akkadian, Catalan, Dutch, Finnish, Japanese, Sranan, Western Malayo-Polynesian, Yiddish, and a variety of Romance and Native American languages.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Catalan-Valencian-Balear
Dutch
Finnish
Japanese
Sranan Tongo
Yiddish, Eastern
Akkadian
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