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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: Josef  Fioretta
Institution: Hofstra University
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State and/or Country: NY
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Icelandic
Courses Taught: LING 204: Historical Linguistics
LING 203: Grammatical Analysis
LING 181: Morphology
LING 181: A Survey of the Nordic Languages
LING 014: Old Icelandic
LING 202: Phonetics/Phonology
Modern Icelandic (tutorial)
The Structure of Finnish
...and several others

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