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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: Paul  Heggarty
Institution: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
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Homepage: http://www.languagesandpeoples.com
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Writing Systems
Genetic Classification
Specialty: Methods for quantifying language difference. Applying phylogenetic analysis to languages. Archaeology and language.
Language Family(ies): Aymaran
Slavic Subgroup
New English
Academic Paper Abstract: The past, present, and future of English dialects: Quantifying convergence, divergence, and dynamic equilibrium

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