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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: Jeff  Good
Institution: University at Buffalo
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Homepage: http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~jcgood/
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Legbo
Chechen
Saramaccan
Language Family(ies): Narrow Bantu
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Linguistic Universals and Language Change
 A Grammar of Saramaccan Creole
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  A Grammar of Saramaccan Creole
Dissertation Abstract: Strong Linearity: Three case studies towards a theory of morphosyntactic templatic constructions
Dissertation Director * of: Tone and Accent in Oklahoma Cherokee
(Hiroto Uchihara, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The African Lexis in Jamaican: Its linguistic and sociohistorical significance
(Joseph Farquharson, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Grammar of Shupamem
(Abdoulaye Laziz Nchare, Author)



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