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LINGUIST List 23.1463

Thu Mar 22 2012

Linguist of the Day: Martin Haspelmath!

Editor for this issue: Matthew Lahrman <mattlinguistlist.org>

Date: 22-Mar-2012
From: LINGUIST List <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Come learn about this Hero of the LingQuest!
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Dear LINGUIST List readers,

We are proud to announce our newest Linguist
of the Day: Martin Haspelmath!

What does this linguist have to say of his journey
into the this amazing field?

Read an excerpt below!

"I think it's a wonderful idea to ask linguists how they
got into the field. But my own story does not really contain
any surprising elements, at least at the beginning: I got
fascinated by languages early on, beginning with a Spanish
course on the West German radio ('Vamos a EspaƱa,' a very
easy course in 20 lessons of 15 minutes each, geared to
tourists) that I listened to when I was 14 years old..."

Find out more about this Hero on our Hall of Heroes page!


Have fun reading!

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