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"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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Name: Engin  Arik
Institution: Purdue University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.enginarik.com
State and/or Country: IN
Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Family(ies): Altaic
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  A Crosslinguistic Study of the Language of Space
Courses Taught: Psycholinguistics
Language and Concept
Dissertation Abstract: Spatial Language: Insights from sign and spoken languages

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