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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: Johanna  L. Wood
Institution: Aarhus University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.hum.au.dk/engelsk/engjw/
State and/or Country: Denmark   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): Germanic
Selected Publications: Much about 'such';
Margaret Paston: ‘faynt houswyf’ or ‘mastyr wyth-in þe maner’?
Negative contraction, dialect, and the AB language: A note on Levin (1958)
Text in context: A critical discourse analysis approach to Margaret Paston.
Courses Taught: Language History
World Englishes
Syntax
Dissertation Abstract: Definiteness and Number: Determiner phrase and number phrase in the history of English



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