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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: Seth  Jerchower (IPA: dʒə:ʃaʷə:, jɛrkover)
Institution: University of Florida
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Homepage: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/cm/plj/SJ.html
State and/or Country: FL
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Philosophy of Language
Phonetics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Typology
Translation
Lexicography
Writing Systems
Cognitive Science
Specialty: Diachronic and Historical Linguistics, Comparative Linguistics, Linguistic Typology, Semeiotic theory and analysis,
Subject Language(s): French
Greek, Ancient
Greek, Modern
Hebrew, Ancient
Hebrew
Italian
Latin
Spanish
Language Family(ies): Semitic
Romance
Indo-European
Latin Subgroup
Selected Publications: 'Judeo-Italian.' Encyclopedia of the Renaissance / Paul F. Grendler, editor in chief. New York : Scribner's, 1999.
La tradizione manoscritta giudeo-italiana della Bibbia, 1993.
Courses Taught: (as seminars):
Judeo-Italo- and Judeo-Gallo-Romance Linguistic, Literary, and Glossary Traditions.
The Jewish Woman and Literacy in the Middle Ages.
Verbal, Literary, and Iconographic Signs in Jewish and non-Jewish Culture.
Dissertation Abstract: Une Traduction Judeo-Italienne de la Bible Hebraïque: l’edition critique du manuscrit ms Parme 3068 (Biblioteca Palatina di Parma)
Dissertation Abstract: The Judeo-Italian Manuscript Tradition of the Bible: The book of Habakuk



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