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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: Jan-Olof  Svantesson (IPA: jaˈnuːlof ˈsvantəˌson)
Institution: Lund University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.sol.lu.se/staff/person.html?personid=167
State and/or Country: Sweden   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Mongolian, Halh
Language Family(ies): Mon-Khmer
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Phonology of Mongolian
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Phonology of Mongolian
Reviewer of: Review: Chinese Phonology: Branner (2006) (LL Issue 19.334)

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