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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: Nicholas  Zair
Institution: Cambridge University
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State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Reflexes of the Proto-Indo-European Laryngeals in Celtic
Courses Taught: Latin and its Neighbours; Oscan; Classical Philology and Linguistics; Elements of Comparative Linguistics; Classical Questions: Philology
Reviewer of: Zum Germanischen aus laryngaltheoretischer Sicht (LL Issue 19.1577)
Aper├žu d'une histoire de la langue grecque (LL Issue 22.431)
Sabellian Demonstratives (LL Issue 23.3015)



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