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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: Toshiya  Tanaka (IPA: Toshiya Tanaka)
Institution: Kyushu University
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Homepage: http://www.flc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/~toshiyat/english.html
State and/or Country: Japan   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Specialty: Historical and comparative study of the development of the verbal system in Proto-Germanic
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): Germanic
Selected Publications: A Morphological Conflation Approach to the Historical Development of Preterite-Present Verbs: Old English, Proto-Germanic, and Proto-Indo-European (The Faculty of Languages and Cultures Library II), xiii + 320 pages. Fukuoka: Hana Shoin. ISBN: 978-4-903554-91-4, ¥4,700. March 2011.

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