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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: Mrinal  Kanti Nath (IPA: mrinal kanti nath)
Institution: Calcutta University
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State and/or Country: West Bengal
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Specialty: Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Indo_european Linguistics, Indo-Aryan Linguistics, Syntax and paremiography and paremiology
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
Selected Publications: Published a number of papers in English on Indo-European, Historical Linguistics, Sanskrit, Bengali, and also a large number of articles on different aspects of Bengali, written two books on Introductory Socilinguistics ( in Bengali), aan article was published recently on paremiology (proverb study/research) in Bengali, which deals with how a proverb dictionary can be compiled basing on the significant key words of Bengali, not an alpahbetic listing of proverbs according to the first word of the proverb.
Courses Taught: Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Syntax, Indo-Aryan Linguistics, Sanskrit Linguistics, Lexicography

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