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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: Olga  Fischer
Institution: University of Amsterdam
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Form Miming Meaning
 Pathways of Change
 Iconicity in Language and Literature 2
 From Sign to Signing
 The Syntax of Early English
 Up and down the Cline - The Nature of Grammaticalization
 Outside-In - Inside-Out
 Morphosyntactic Change
 Insistent Images
 Signergy
 Semblance and Signification
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Iconicity in Language and Literature 2
 From Sign to Signing
 Up and down the Cline - The Nature of Grammaticalization
Dissertation Director * of: Old English se from Demonstrative to Article. A usage-based study of nominal determination and category emergence
(Lotte Sommerer, Author)

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