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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: Joan  L.G. Baart (IPA: 'jo:ɜn 'ba:ɾt)
Institution: SIL International & University of North Dakota
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State and/or Country: Netherlands   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Kalami
Language Family(ies): Indo-Aryan Northwestern Zone
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Sounds and Tones of Kalam Kohistani: with Wordlists and Texts
 A Field Manual of Acoustic Phonetics
Academic Paper Abstract: Tone and Song in Kalam Kohistani (Pakistan)
Contrastive Tone in Kalam Kohistani
Sustainable Development and the Maintenance of Pakistan's Indigenous Languages
Tonal Features in Languages of Northern Pakistan
Tone Rules in Kalam Kohistani (Garwi, Bashkarik)

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