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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: Susan  D Fischer
Institution: Universit├Ąt Hamburg
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Homepage: http://www1.uni-hamburg.de/romanistik/personal/w_fisch.html
State and/or Country: CA
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): American Sign Language
Chinese Sign Language
Japanese Sign Language
Taiwan Sign Language
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Announced on LINGUIST :  Agreement Restrictions
 Word-Order Change as a Source of Grammaticalisation

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