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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: Willem  Adelaar
Institution: University of Missouri at Columbia
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Languages of the Andes
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Languages of the Andes
Dissertation Director * of: The Phonology and Grammar of LatundĂȘ/LakondĂȘ
(Stella Telles, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: A Grammatical Description of Muylaq' Aymara
(Matt Coler, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Past Tense Forms and their Functions in South Conchucos Quechua: Time, evidentiality, discourse structure, and affect
(Diane Hintz, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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