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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: Joshua  Martin Jensen (IPA: dʒɑʃ.ju.ə mɑɹʔ.n dʒɛn.sn)
Institution: University of Texas at Arlington
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Homepage: http://students.uta.edu/jm/jmj9272/
State and/or Country: TX
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Jarai
Language Family(ies): Achinese-Chamic
South Chamic
Plateau South Chamic
Courses Taught: Grammar & Morphology (LING 3340)
Oral Presentation Skills (ESOL 4301)
Academic Writing Skills (ESOL 4300)
Dissertation Abstract: The Structure of Jarai Clauses and Noun Phrases

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