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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: Brian  D Joseph
Institution: Ohio State University
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Homepage: http://ling.ohio-state.edu/~bjoseph/
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Sanskrit
Greek, Mycenaean
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Handbook of Historical Linguistics
 The Synchrony and Diachrony of the Balkan Infinitive
 Language History, Language Change, and Language Relationship
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Handbook of Historical Linguistics
Dissertation Director * of: What is Nas?: Toward a theory of ethnolect in the south Slavic dialect continuum
(Viktoria Herson Finn, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Minding the Gaps: Inflectional defectiveness in a paradigmatic theory
(Andrea Sims, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Mutation as Morphology: Bases, stems, and shapes in Scottish Gaelic
(Thomas Stewart, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Role of Segmental Sandhi in the Parsing of Speech: Evidence from Greek
(Giorgos Tserdanelis, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Children rule, or do they (as far as innovations are concerned)?

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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