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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: Rik  Vosters (IPA: ʁɪkvɔstəʁs)
Institution: Vrije University Brussels
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~rvosters/
State and/or Country: Belgium   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Morphology
Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Writing Systems
Specialty: Historical sociolinguistics. Early 19th century Dutch.
Subject Language(s): Dutch
Selected Publications: See:
homepages.vub.ac.be/~rvosters/
Reviewer of: 'Of Varying Language and Opposing Creed' (LL Issue 19.2355)



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