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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: Jermay  Jamsu
Institution: Georgetown University
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State and/or Country: VA
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Specialty: language variation and change, ideology, social meaning, aave
Subject Language(s): Tibetan, Amdo
Tibetan
Tibetan, Old
Tibetan, Classical
Selected Publications: Constraints on the Social Meaning of Released /T/: A Production and Perception Study of U.S.

The Effects of Recency on Phonological Variation in Political Speeches.
Courses Taught: Introduction to Linguistics



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