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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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The Genesis of Sri Lanka Malay : A Case of Extreme Language Contact
(Reviewer: Felicity Meakins) - - Sebastian Nordhoff (22-Nov-2013)

Vagueness, Gradability and Typicality : The Interpretation of Adjectives and Nouns
(Reviewer: Luca Sbordone) - - Galit W. Sassoon (02-Sep-2013)

Deriving Nominals : A Syntactic Account of Malagasy Nominalizations
(Reviewer: Megan Schildmier Stone) - - Dimitrios Ntelitheos (14-Jun-2013)

Perception and Cognition in Language and Culture
(Reviewer: Thiago Costa Chacon) - - Alexandra Y Aikhenvald, Anne Storch (10-May-2013)

The Subjunctive Mood in Arabic Grammatical Thought
(Reviewer: Dinha Tobiya Gorgis) - - Arik Sadan (24-Feb-2013)

Middle Arabic and Mixed Arabic : Diachrony and Synchrony
(Reviewer: David Wilmsen) - - Liesbeth Zack, Arie Schipper (09-Dec-2012)

Language Policy and Language Conflict in Afghanistan and Its Neighbors : The Changing Politics of Language Choice
(Reviewer: Richard G Littauer) - - Harold F. Schiffman, Brian Spooner (12-Sep-2012)

Sabellian Demonstratives : Forms and Functions
(Reviewer: Nicholas Zair) - - Emmanuel Dupraz (11-Jul-2012)

The Mehri Language of Oman
(Reviewer: Kevin T Schluter) - - Aaron D. Rubin (24-Oct-2011)

Handbook of the Syllable
(Reviewer: Christoper R. Green) - - Charles E. Cairns, Eric Raimy (02-Oct-2011)

Arabic and the Media : Linguistic Analyses and Applications
(Reviewer: Islam Youssef) - - Reem Bassiouney (28-Jun-2011)

Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Vol. 3
(Reviewer: Nadia Hamrouni) - - Kees Versteegh, Mushira Eid, Alaa Elgibali, Manfred Woidich, Andrzej Zaborski (26-Oct-2010)

Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics (Set) : Volumes 1-5
(Reviewer: Rebecca Molloy) - - Kees Versteegh, Mushira Eid, Alaa Elgibali, Manfred Woidich, Andrzej Zaborski (20-Jul-2010)

Reconstructing Proto-Nostratic : Comparative Phonology, Morphology, and Vocabulary
(Reviewer: Simonetta M. Pelusi) - - Allan Bomhard (30-Jun-2009)

A Grammar of Lepcha : Languages of the Greater Himalayan Region, Volume 5
(Reviewer: Jakob Dempsey) - - Heleen Plaisier (19-Jun-2009)

Plato. Ion Or: On the Iliad
(Reviewer: Anne Mahoney) - - Albert Rijksbaron (15-Jun-2009)

The Politics of Language in Chinese Education, 1895–1919
(Reviewer: Susan Olmstead-Wang) - - Elisabeth Kaske (09-Apr-2009)

Etymological Dictionary of Latin : and the other Italic Languages
(Reviewer: Andrew D. Carstairs-McCarthy) - - Michiel de Vaan (07-Apr-2009)

Koguryo: The Language of Japan’s Continental Relatives : An Introduction to the Historical-Comparative Study of the Japanese-Koguryoic Languages, with a Preliminary Description of Archaic Northeastern Middle Chinese, Second Edition
(Reviewer: Picus Sizhi Ding) - - Christopher I. Beckwith (15-Jul-2008)