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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: Gisella  Farraresi
Institution: Universität Frankfurt am Main
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State and/or Country: Germany
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Aspects of Multilingualism in European Language History
 Principles of Syntactic Reconstruction
 Diachronic Studies on Information Structure
 Satzverknüpfungen [Sentence to Sentence Linkage. On the Interaction of Form, Meaning and Discourse Function]
 Konnektoren im Deutschen und im Sprachvergleich
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Principles of Syntactic Reconstruction
 Aspects of Multilingualism in European Language History

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