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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: Robert  A Blust
Institution: University of Hawaii
State and/or Country: ----------------   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  A short morphology, phonology and vocabulary of Kiput, Sarawak
 The Austronesian languages
Dissertation Director * of: Proto-Bungku-Tolaki: Reconstruction of its phonology and aspects of its morphosyntax
(David Mead, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Disyllabic Attractors and Anti-Antigemination in Austronesian Sound Change
One mark per word? Some patterns of dissimilation in Austronesian and Australian languages

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