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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: Firew  Girma Worku (IPA: fïrew gïrma wərk’u)
State and/or Country: ADDIS ABABA
Ethiopia   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Philosophy of Language
History of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Gawwada
Language Family(ies): Afroasiatic
Courses Taught: Nature of Language and Writing Systems, Phonetics and Multilingualism and Language Planning



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