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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: James  A. Matisoff
Institution: University of California, Berkeley
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Homepage: http://linguistics.berkeley.edu/lingdept/Current/people/facpages/matisoff.html
State and/or Country: USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Southeast Asian Languages
Subject Language(s): Japanese
Yiddish, Eastern
Language Family(ies): Tibeto-Burman
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Sino-Tibetan Numeral Systems: Prefixes, Protoforms and Problems
Dissertation Director * of: Grammatical Relations in Chinese: Synchronic and diachronic considerations
(Randy LaPolla, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Coming to Order: Natural selection and the origin of syntax in the Mandarin speaking Child (China)
(Mary Erbaugh, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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