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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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Title: The Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics
Publisher: Springer
 
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URL: http://www.springer.com/10828
Description: This journal provides a platform for the discussion of theoretical linguistic research into the modern and older languages and dialects of the Germanic family. The Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics features contributions that establish robust empirical generalizations within a formal theory of grammar that permit precise discussions. Its coverage offers cross-linguistic comparison within the Germanic family as well as elucidates issues in Germanic linguistics through the exemplary analysis of one Germanic language. Areas of linguistics examined in the journal include: morphology, phonology, pragmatics, semantics and syntax. The Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics also contains squibs, replies, book and dissertation reviews.
ISSN: 1383-4924 (print version)
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Specialty: English

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