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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: Alan  R. King
State and/or Country: Basque Country
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Specialty: Basque
Subject Language(s): Basque
Selected Publications: The Basque Language: A Practical Introduction (U. of Nevada P., 1994).
Colloquial Basque (Routledge, 1996) (co-author).
Atalase Maila [Basque Threshold Level] (Council of Europe, 1988).
Various volumes of the Basque Language Academy's Basque grammar (co-author).
Announced on LINGUIST :  Colloquial Basque - A Complete Language Course
Courses Taught: Basque language, grammar, dialectology; language and communication; applied linguistics; English as a Foreign Language
Dissertation Abstract: Communicative Grammar of the Basque Verb (Selected Aspects)
Reviewer of: Language Description: King (1993, 1995, 1996a, 1996b) (LL Issue 7.1046)

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