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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: Michael  Everson (IPA: ˈmaɪkəl ˈɛvəɹsən)
Institution: Unicode Consortium
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Homepage: http://evertype.com
State and/or Country: Ireland   
Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography
Writing Systems
Specialty: Writing Systems
Subject Language(s): Irish
Language Family(ies): Insular Celtic
Selected Publications: http://www.evertype.com/formal.html
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Unicode Standard
Dissertation Director * of: Independent and Integrated Academic Writing Tasks: A study in generalizability and test method
(Atta Gebril, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Best Practices in Teaching Logographic and Non-Roman Writing Systems to L2 Learners

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