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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: Neil  H Olsen (IPA: nil olsən)
Institution: University of Utah
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State and/or Country: UT
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Phonology
Syntax
Lexicography
Anthropological Linguistics
Specialty: Mon-Khmer languages; Uto-Aztecan languages
Subject Language(s): Comanche
Jarai
Koho
Shoshoni
Language Family(ies): Austro-Asiatic
Austronesian
Uto-Aztecan
Selected Publications: Basic Koho (Bao Loc: MACV, 1968)
Courses Taught: English for Foreigners (adjunct instructor, Eng. Lang. Institute, U. of Utah)
Reviewer of: Review of Mon-Khmer Studies 27 (LL Issue 9.148)
Academic Paper Abstract: The Future of Köho: A Mon-Khmer language of Viêt Nam
Marketing an International Auxiliary Language: Challenges to Unish



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