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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: Salem  Ochala Ejeba (IPA: seıləm ootʃala ɛdʒɛba)
Institution: University of Port Harcourt
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State and/or Country: Nigeria   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Igala
Language Family(ies): Niger-Congo
Selected Publications: Noun-Modifier Relations in Igala as a Response to Basic Word Order; Aspects of Igala Syntax; The Grammar of Igala Tones
Courses Taught: Language, Linguistics and the Media; Study of a Nigerian Language; Introduction to Syntax; Phonological Analysis; Phonetics and Phonology; Introduction to Linguistic Theory; Grammatical Systems; Applied English Phonology
Academic Paper Abstract: Igala Numeral System: Preliminary Observations
Hierarchies in Igala Complementary Binominal Marking

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