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 España,' 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!
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