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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: Trond  Trosterud
Institution: UiT The Arctic University of Norway
State and/or Country: Norway   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Specialty: Paradigm structure, Finnish, Mordvinian
Subject Language(s): Erzya
Selected Publications: Copula, Negation Verb and Word order in the Sami and Finnic Languages
Miksi mordvan objektikonjugaatio ndyttdd juuri sellaiselta, kuin se ndyttdd? Estiske V2-tendensar
Courses Taught: Finnish morphology
Norwegian morphology

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