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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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Audio and Video Index

1. Sally Thomason's talk on Language Documentation (Audio)

Sally Thomason, linguistics professor at the University of Michigan, gave a talk at the LINGUIST List office about language documentation and her work on Salish (2008). You can download and listen the talk here (copyrights reserved).

2. Gary Holton's talk on (Audio)

Gary Holton, a documentary linguist at University of Alaska Fairbanks, gave a talk at The LINGUIST List office about Athabaskan language relationships and language change. Download or stream his talk below (subject to copyrights).


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