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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: Alan  Reed Libert
Institution: University of Newcastle, Australia
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State and/or Country: NSW
Australia   
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Specialty: Syntax, Morphology, Onomastics
Language Family(ies): Altaic
Uralic
Indo-European
Selected Publications: Ambipositions (Lincom Europa), A Priori Artificial Languages (Lincom), Adpositions and Other Parts of Speech (forthcoming, Peter Lang).
Announced on LINGUIST :  A Priori Artificial Languages
 Mixed Artificial Languages
 Mixed Artificial Languages
 Artificial Descendants of Latin
 Ambipositions
 Daughters of Esperanto
 Strange Linguistics
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Mixed Artificial Languages
Courses Taught: Phonetics, Language and Meaning (i.e. semantics and pragmatics), Academic English, Language and Identity
Dissertation Director * of: The Impact of Nominal Anglicisms on the Morphology of Modern Spoken German
(Jaime Hunt, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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