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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: Theo  Vennemann
Institution: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
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State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Phonology
Specialty: Linguistic prehistory of Europe north of the Alps
Selected Publications: Preference laws for syllable structure, 1988.

Europa Vasconica - Europa Semitica, 2003.

The new sound of Indo-European: Essays in phonological reconstruction (ed.), 1989.

Alfred Bammersberger and Theo Vennemann, Languages in Prehistoric Europe (eds.), 2003.

'Rule Inversion', Lingua 1972.

'Phonetic detail in assimilation: Problems in Germanic phonology', Language 1972.

'Words and syllables in natural generative grammar', CLS Parasession 1974.

'Topics, subjects, and word order: From SXV to SVX via TVX', in John Anderson und Charles Jones (eds.), Historical Linguistics, vol. 2, Edinburgh 1974.

'Konstituenz und Dependenz in einigen neueren Grammatiktheorien', Sprachwissenschaft 1977.

'Agglutination - Isolation - Flexion? Zur Stimmigkeit typologischer Parameter', Festschrift Helmut Stimm, Tübingen, 1982.

Robert W. Murray and Theo Vennemann, 'Sound change and syllable structure [: Problems] in Germanic phonology', Language 1983.

'Tempora und Zeitrelation im Standarddeutschen', Sprachwissenschaft 1987.

'Syllable structure and simplex accent in Modern Standard German', CLS 26.2, 1990.

'Dating the division between High and Low Germanic: A summary of arguments', in Toril Swan et al. (eds.), Language change and language structure, Berlin, 1994.

'Der Zusammenbruch der Quantität im Spätmittelalter und sein Einfluß auf die Metrik', in: Hans Fix (ed.), Quantitätsproblematik und Metrik, Amsterdam, 1995.

'Zur Entstehung des Germanischen', Sprachwissenschaft 2000.

'Triple-cluster reduction in Germanic', Historische Sprachwissenschaft / Historical Linguistics 2000.

'From quantity to syllable cuts: On so-called lengthening in the Germanic languages', Italian Journal of Linguistics 2000.

David Restle and Theo Vennemann, 'Silbenstruktur', in: Martin Haspelmath et al. (eds.), Sprachtypologie und sprachliche Universalien: Ein internationales Handbuch, 2001.

'On the rise of 'Celtic' syntax in Middle English', Peter J. Lucas and Angela M. Lucas (eds.), Middle English from tongue to text, Bern 2002.

'Semitic --> Celtic --> English: The transitivity of language contact', in: Markku Filppula et al. (eds.), The Celtic Roots of English, Joensuu 2002.

'Key issues in English etymology', in: Teresa Fanego et al. (eds.), Sounds, words, texts and change, Amsterdam 2002.

'Germania Semitica: *sibjo', in: Wilhelm Heizmann and Astrid van Nahl (eds.), Runica - Germanica - Mediaevalia, Berlin 2003.

Robert Mailhammer, Stephen Laker, and Theo Vennemann, 'PGmc. *drepa-, G treffen 'to hit', Studia Etymologica Cracoviensia 2003.

'Syntax und Sprachkontakt: Mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der indogermanischen Sprachen des Nordwestens', in: Alfred Bammersberger and Theo Vennemann (eds.), Languages in Prehistoric Europe, Heidelberg 2003.

'Phol, Balder, and the birth of Germanic', in: Irma Hyvärinen, Petri Kallio and Jarmo Korhonen (eds.), Etymologie, Entlehnungen und Entwicklungen: Festschrift für Jorma Koivulehto zum 70. Geburtstag, Helsinki 2004.

'The name of the Isle of Thanet', in: Andrew James Johnston, Ferdinand von Mengden and Stefan Thim (eds.), Language and text: Current perspectives on English and Germanic historical linguistics and philology, Heidelberg 2006.

'Grimm’s Law and loanwords', Transactions of the Philological Society 2006.

'Germanische Runen und phönizisches Alphabet', Sprachwissenschaft 2006.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Europa Vasconica - Europa Semitica
 Germania Semitica
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Europa Vasconica - Europa Semitica
Courses Taught: Phonology and metrics
Etymology and folk etymology
Comparing German and English
Typology
History of the German language
Dissertation Director * of: A Morphological and Etymological Study of the Germanic Strong Verbs
(Robert Mailhammer, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Celtic Influence in English? Yes and No

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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