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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: Bjorn  Wiemer
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universit├Ąt Mainz
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Announced on LINGUIST :  What makes Grammaticalization?
 Resultativa in den nordslavischen und baltischen Sprachen
 Grammatical Replication and Borrowability in Language Contact
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  What makes Grammaticalization?

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