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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: Thomas  R Wier
Institution: Free University of Tbilisi
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Homepage: http://freeuni.academia.edu/ThomasWier
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Georgia   
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Specialty: morphosyntax; Caucasian languages
Subject Language(s): Georgian
Language Family(ies): Kartvelian
Selected Publications: Georgian and the Theory of Pivots (2005 LFG conf); (Non)antipassivization and Grammatical Relations in Georgian (2005 BLS); Comparative Markedness and Opacity in Meskwaki Palatalization (2004 BLS).
Courses Taught: -- Advanced Georgian
-- Feature hierarchies in natural language
-- English language



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