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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: Jarich  Hoekstra
Institution: ISFAS, Christian-Albrechts-Universit├Ąt zu Kiel
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Homepage: http://www.isfas.uni-kiel.de
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Specialty: the morphology and syntax of the Frisian dialects from a comparative (west)germanic perspective
Subject Language(s): Frisian, Western
Frisian, Northern
Frisian, Eastern
Frisian, Old
Selected Publications: The Syntax of Infinitives in Frisian. Fryske Akademy, Ljouwert (1997).
Fryske wurdfoarming. Fryske Akademy, Ljouwert (1998)
Announced on LINGUIST :  Studies in West Frisian Grammar

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