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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: Bev  Thurber
Institution: Shimer College
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Homepage: http://www.shimer.edu/aboutshimercollege/BevThurber.cfm
State and/or Country: IL
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): German
English, Old
Norse, Old
Language Family(ies): Germanic
Selected Publications: 'Voicing of initial interdental fricatives in Early Middle English function words.' Journal of Germanic Linguistics 23.1:65--81 (2011).
Courses Taught: History of the English Language
Reviewer of: Natural Language Processing for Historical Texts (LL Issue 25.292)

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