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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: Norval  Smith
Institution: University of Amsterdam
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Homepage: http://cf.hum.uva.nl/home/nsmith
State and/or Country: Netherlands   
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Sociolinguistics
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Studies in Chinese Phonology
 Creolization and Contact
 Complex Processes in New Languages
Courses Taught: Undergraduate:
Intro. Phonology & Morphology; Minority Languages in the European Context; Introduction to Linguistics

Graduate: Optimality Theory; Creole Studies
Dissertation Director * of: Tungusic Vowel Harmony: Description and analysis
(Bing Li, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: A Grammar of Pichi
(Kofi Yakpo, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Grammaticalization in Creoles: The development of determiners and relative clauses in Sranan
(Adrienne Bruyn, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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