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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: Kurt  R. Jankowsky
Institution: Georgetown University
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State and/or Country: DC
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
History of Linguistics
Selected Publications: Versauffassung bei G. M. Hopkins, den Imagisten und T. S. Eliot. Renaissance altgermanischen Form-gestaltens in der Dichtung des 20. Jahrhunderts ( 1967).
The Neogrammarians (1972, reprinted 1992).
Festschrift for Robert Lado on the Occasion of his 70th Birthday (1985).
History of Linguistics 1993: Papers from the 6th International Conference on the History of the Language Sciences (= ICHoLS VI, 1995).
Wilhelm Scherer, Zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache (Berlin: Duncker, 1868). New Edition (1995)
Multiple Perspectives on the Historical Dimensions of Language. 23 Papers (Edition, 1996).
Conceptual and Institutional Developments in the Linguistic History of Europe and the United States. 10 Papers (Edition, 1997)
Announced on LINGUIST :  Papers from the Sixth International Conference on the History of the Language Sciences (ichols Vi) (Washington Dc, 9-14 August 1993)
Courses Taught: (Selection)
History of the German Language
History of the English Language
Anglo-Saxon Language and Literature
Middle High German Language and Literature
Introduction to Linguistic Theory
Interrelation of Language and Thought
Dissertation Director * of: Philologie vs. Sprachwissenschaft
(Hiroyuki Eto, Author)

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