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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: John  R te Velde
Institution: Oklahoma State University
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State and/or Country: OK
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Specialty: Germanic
Selected Publications: Deriving Coordinate Symmetries by Phase, Merge, Copy and Match.
Silence at the Seams of Sentences: the case of coordinate ellipsis.
Right- and Left-Edge Coordinate Ellipsis
Assumptions about the Structure of Coordination
Coordination and Antisymmetry Theory: Some Evidence from Germanic
Announced on LINGUIST :  Deriving Coordinate Symmetries
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Deriving Coordinate Symmetries
 Deriving Coordinate Symmetries
Courses Taught: Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced German language, literature and culture/history courses
Academic Paper Abstract: Reply to Osborne 2005

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