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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: Jay  S. Williams (IPA: dzei)
Institution: University of New Mexico
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Homepage: http://daghaalsuii.googlepages.com/home
State and/or Country: NM
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Morphology
Semantics
Cognitive Science
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Navajo
Language Family(ies): Athapaskan
Selected Publications: Williams, J.S., T.J. Blackhorse, J.R. Stein, and R. Friedman. (2006). Iikááh: Chaco sacred schematics. In Van Pool, Christine, Todd Van Pool, and David A. Phillips (Eds). Religion in the Prehispanic Southwest. Altamira Press.
Courses Taught: Introduction to Linguistics 101
Introduction to Linguistics 101, Web Enhanced
Introduction to Navajo Language 101
Introduction to Navajo Language 102
Navajo Verb System 312
Navajo Linguistics 401
Navajo Linguistics 501
Navajo Verb System 512



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