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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: Thomas  E Payne
Institution: University of Oregon
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.uoregon.edu/~tpayne
State and/or Country: OR
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Cebuano
E'├▒apa Woromaipu
Language Family(ies): Austronesian
Central Bantu
Selected Publications: Exploring Language Structures: a student's guide
Describing Morphosyntax: a guide for field linguists
Panare Grammar
Goal-Focus and Actor-Focus in Cebuano
Ergativity in Yup'ik Eskimo and Tagalog
Announced on LINGUIST :  Describing Morphosyntax: A Guide for Field Linguists
 Exploring Language Structure
 Perspectives on Grammar Writing
 Understanding English Grammar
 A Typological Grammar of Panare
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Exploring Language Structure
Courses Taught: Syntax
Discourse Analysis
English Grammar
General Linguistics

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