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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: Ludwig  Fesenmeier
Institution: Friedrich Alexander Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg
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State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Specialty: (historical) Romance syntax, semantic analysis of near-synoyms
Language Family(ies): Romance
Selected Publications: 'On two functions of verb-subject order in Old Italian', in: Mereu, L. (ed.): Information Structure and its Interfaces, 2009, Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 229-268.
Reviewer of: Lexicography/Semantics: Murphy (2003) (LL Issue 15.686)
Linguistic Theories: Taylor (2004) (LL Issue 15.1751)
History of Ling: Sanders (2005) revised review (LL Issue 16.2206)
Unaccusative Verbs in Romance Languages (LL Issue 18.611)
The Language of Memory in a Crosslinguistic Perspective (LL Issue 19.2927)

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