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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: Andrew  K Pawley
Institution: Australian National University
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Lexicon of Proto Oceanic: The Culture and Environment of Ancestral Oceanic Society
 Austronesian Terminologies: Continuity and Change
 Papers in Papuan Linguistics NO.3
 The boy from Bundaburg: Studies in Melanesian linguistics in honour of Tom Dutton
 The lexicon of Proto Oceanic: The culture and environment of ancestral Oceanic society
 The Lexicon of Proto Oceanic: The Culture and Environment of Ancestral Oceanic Society 3
 Austronesian Historical Linguistics and Culture History
 The Lexicon of Proto Oceanic
Dissertation Director * of: Towards a Lexicogrammar of Mekeo, an Austronesian Language of West Central Papua
(Alan Jones, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Tukang Besi Language
(Mark Donohue, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Typological implications of Kalam predictable vowels

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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