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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: Hjalmar  P. Petersen (IPA: jalmar p. pe:tersen:)
Institution: University of the Faroe Islands
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State and/or Country: Faroe Islands   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Specialty: Bilingualism, Language Contact, Sociolinguistics, Historical linguistics, Language and Gender. General linguistics
Subject Language(s): Faroese
Selected Publications: Donsk-føroysk orðabók (1995) (Danish-Faroese Dictionary, Føroya Fróðskaparfelag: Tórshavn.

Steinur brestur fyri mannatungu (2003) (Faroese Idioms. Brattalíð: Tórshavn.

Farose, an Overview and Reference Grammar (2004),with: H. Thráinsson, J í Lon Jacobsen & Z.S. Hansen, Føroya Fróðskaparfelag: Tórshavn.

Faroese: A Language Course for Beginners (2008/2009), with J. Adams) I: Grammar, II Textbook Stiðin: Tórshavn.

Gender Assignment in Modern Faroese (2009). Kovac: Hamburg.

The Dynamics of Faroese-Danish Language Contact. Winter: Heidelberg.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Faroese
Courses Taught: Faroese Language History
Historical Linguistics
General Linguistics
Language Contact & Bilingualism
Dissertation Abstract: Gender Assignment in Modern Faroese

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