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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: David  M. Eberhard
Institution: SIL International
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State and/or Country: KY
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Specialty: Nambikwaran Linguistics; /L/Phonology; /L/Feature Theory; /L/Language Description
Language Family(ies): Nambiquaran
Selected Publications: Mamaindê Grammar: A Northern Nambikwara Language and its cultural context. 2009. Amsterdam:LOT Publications.

Mamaindê coda processes. 2008. In 'Fifty Years in Brazil: A Sampler of SIL Work 1958–2008/Um Tributo aos Povos Indígenas: 50 Anos da SIL Brasil', ed. by Mary Ruth Wise, Robert A. Dooley, Isabel Murphy.Dallas:SIL.

Mamaindê Tone: an account of plateauing in an Amazonian language. 2007. In 'Language Endangerment and Endangered Languages', ed. Leo Wetzels.
Amsterdam:Universiteit Leiden.

Mamaindê Stress: the need for strata. 1995. Dallas:SIL/UTA Publications in Linguistics.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Mamaindê Grammar
Courses Taught: Introduction to Language
Phonology 1 & 2;
Language Learning
Mamaindê Language and Culture
Academic Paper Abstract: Mamaindé Tone – an account of plateauing in an Amazonian language

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