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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: Sergio  Neri
Institution: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
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Homepage: http://www.indogermanistik.uni-jena.de/index.php?auswahl=154&ident=LE_44ea0e359eea277b7fc854a585424a53
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Gothic
German, Old High
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
Selected Publications: 2003 - I Sostantivi in -u del Gotico. Morfologia e Preistoria, Innsbruck

2006 - Riflessioni sull'apofonia radicale di proto-germanico *namo:n 'nome', Historische Sprachforschung 118 (2005), 201-251

2007 - Cadere e abbattere in indoeuropeo. Sull'etimologia di tedesco fallen, latino aboleo e greco apóllumi, Innsbruck

2011 - Wetter. Etymologie und Lautgesetz, Dissertation Jena.

2012 - (with Sabine Ziegler) 'Horde Nöss'. Etymologische Studien zu den Thüringer Dialekten, Bremen.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Studies on the Collective and Feminine in Indo-European from a Diachronic and Typological Perspective
Courses Taught: - Indo-European Noun
- Indo-European Verb
- Historical Grammar of Old Greek
- Historical Grammar of Latin
- Historical Grammar of the Germanic Languages
- Historical Grammar of the Sabellic Languages
- Reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European
- Introduction to General Linguistics

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