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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: John  U. Wolff
Institution: Cornell University
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Toratan (Ratahan)
 Proto-Austronesian Phonology with Glossary
Dissertation Director * of: Thematic Role Assignment in Indonesian: A case study of agrammatic aphasia
(Whitney Postman, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Ergativity and Word Order in Austronesian Languages
(Edith Aldridge, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Phonetic and Phonological Influences of Javanese on Indonesian
(Niken Adisasmito-Smith, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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