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
FYI: 5th Manchester Phonology Conf, WVLC-5
I have just discovered that what appears as a pound sign on my|
system may turn into a 3 (or something else?!) on other
systems, so I just want to let you know that the conference fee
for the 5th Manchester Phonology Meeting is *70* (seventy)
Apologies if you got a shock!