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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: Abraham  P. tenCate
Institution: University of Groningen
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Homepage: http://www.let.rug.nl/~tencate
State and/or Country: Netherlands   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): German
Selected Publications: 1985: Aspektualitaet und Nominalisierung. Zur Bedeutung satzsemantischer Beziehungen fuer die Beschreibung der Nominalisierung im Deutschen und im Niederlaendischen.
Frankfurt/Main: Peter Lang

2004, with Lodder, Hans G. and Kootte, A.: Deutsche Grammatik. Eine konstrativ deutsch-niederlaendische Beschreibung fuer den Zweitspracherwerb. Bussum: Coutinho (2nd edition, originally 1998)
Courses Taught: Phonetics, Introduction to German Linguistics

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