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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: J.  Albert Bickford
Institution: University of North Dakota
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State and/or Country: AZ
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Morphology
Syntax
Specialty: software for linguistic analysis, signed languages
Subject Language(s): Spanish
Language Family(ies): Sign Language
Mixtec
Zapotec
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Morphology and Syntax: Tools for Analyzing the World's Languages
 Working Papers of SIL, U of N.Dakota
Courses Taught: Morphology, Syntax, Signed languages, Field methods
Dissertation Director * of: Pragmatics in Persuasive Discourse of Spanish Television Advertising
(Karol Hardin, Author)
Dissertation Abstract: Universal Constraints on Relationally Complex Clauses

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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