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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: Mark  de Vries
Institution: University of Groningen
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://odur.let.rug.nl/~dvries/
State and/or Country: Netherlands   
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): Dutch
Language Family(ies): Germanic
Selected Publications: [see my website for details]

Main subjects:
-relative clauses
* syntax
* typology
* coordination
* apposition
* parentheses
* parallel structures

* anaphora
* extraposition
* pied piping
* Merge
Dissertation Abstract: The Syntax of Relativization

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