"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
The Department of Linguistics at Cornell University is pleased to announce the 9th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL9), to be held on August 23-25, 2013. The invited speakers are professors Guglielmo Cinque, Bruce Hayes, and Susumu Kuno.
General Linguistics; Morphology; Phonology; Semantics; Syntax