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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: Peter  Freeouf
Institution: Chiang Mai University
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State and/or Country: Thailand   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Genetic Classification
Specialty: Language contact and typological change; Southeast Asian languages
Language Family(ies): Austronesian
Selected Publications: Foreign Language Compounds in Thai: Evidence for Morphological and Structural Influence (in Pan-Asiatic Linguistics; Conference Proceedings, Bangkok, 1996);
Dialect Leveling and Preservation in the German of Dubois County, Indiana (Studies in Indiana German-Americana, vol 1, 1988);
Chiang Mai University textbooks in linguistics (typology and language classification, syntax, intro to linguistics, phonetics, discouse analysis, semantics) as writer, contibutor, editor.
Courses Taught: History of the German Language; Structure of Modern German; Intro to Morphology; Intro to Syntax; Intro to Phonetics; Sociolinguistics; Semantics and Pragmatics.
Reviewer of: First Steps Toward a Grammar of Makasae (LL Issue 19.3374)
A Grammar of Western Dani (LL Issue 20.3917)

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