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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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Name: Gard  Buen Jenset
Institution: University of Bergen
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State and/or Country: Norway   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Philosophy of Language
Psycholinguistics
Semantics
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
History of Linguistics
Neurolinguistics
Cognitive Science
Specialty: Existential constructions in Old and Middle English
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): Germanic
Selected Publications: MA thesis, University of Bergen (http://www.ub.uib.no/elpub/2005/h/501001/)
Courses Taught: Fall 2007: postgrad. course on theory and method in linguistics



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