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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: Gertraud  Fenk-Oczlon
Institution: Universitat Klagenfurt
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Homepage: http://www.uni-klu.ac.at/spw/Fenk/Homepage_Fenk.htm
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Cognitive Science
Selected Publications: Word Fequency and word order in freezes.
Cognition, quantitative linguistics, and systemic typology.
Familiarity, information flow, and linguistic form.

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