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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: Alessio  Salvatore Frenda (IPA: a'lɛs:jo salva'to:re 'frɛnda)
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
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Homepage: http://people.tcd.ie/frendaa
State and/or Country: Ireland   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Irish
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
Continental Celtic
Insular Celtic
Dissertation Abstract: Gender in Insular Celtic: A functionalist account of variation and change in Irish and Welsh
Reviewer of: Review: Syntax & Semantics: Schwarz-Friesel, Consten & Knees (2007) (LL Issue 19.1116)
Language Contact and Contact Languages (LL Issue 20.2047)
Academic Paper Abstract: Gender in Irish Between Continuity and Change

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