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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: Roger  Lass
Institution: University of Cape Town
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State and/or Country: Suriname   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Specialty: History of English
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Cambridge History of the English Language
 Historical Linguistics and Language Change
 The Cambridge History of the English Language
 Studies in English and European Historical Dialectology
 English Phonology and Phonological Theory
 On Explaining Language Change
 Old English Phonology
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Cambridge History of the English Language
Courses Taught: History of English
Historical Linguistics
Biology of Language
Germanic Linguistics
Philosophy of Linguistics
Academic Paper Abstract: Shape-shifting, sound-change and the genesis of prodigal writing systems

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