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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: Barry  J. Blake
Institution: La Trobe University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/linguistics/staff/Blake.html
State and/or Country: Australia   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Language Family(ies): Australian
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Handbook of Australian Languages
 Wathawurrung and the Colac Language of Southern Victoria
 Case: Second Edition
 Historical Linguistics 2001
 The Warrnambool language
 The Bunganditj (Buwandik) language of the Mount Gambier Region
 Playing with Words
 The Grammar of Yalarnnga
 All About Language
 Secret Language
 Secret Language
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Historical Linguistics 2001
 Case: Second Edition
 Case: Second Edition
 Playing with Words

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