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Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!

"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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FYI Body: New UCLA Dissertations in Linguistics!!--The following new volumes of UCLA
Dissertations in Linguistics are now available, at the cost of $10.00 per
volume--
#17--Direct Object Scrambling in Dutch and Italian Child Language by
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#19--Description Theory, Licensing Theory, and Principle-Based Grammars and
Parsers by Thomas Cornell (1992)
#20--Consonant Clusters and Cue Preservation in Tsou by Richard Wrigh
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