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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: Ronald  Lee Cosper
Institution: Saint Mary's University
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Homepage: http://www.arts.smu.ca/sociology/FacultyStaff/cosper.aspx
State and/or Country: Nova Scotia
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Anthropological Linguistics
Specialty: African linguistics, construction grammar, evolution of language
Subject Language(s): Polci
Selected Publications: Barawa Lexicon;
Language as Ritual;
Genitive Constructions in South Bauchi (West Chadic) Languages, Zul and Polci, with Comparisons to Ancient Egyptian;
Rime as Sublexemic Construction in English;
Phonosemantic Features In English: An Approach To Sound Symbolism;
Language in Nova Scotia.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Barawa Lexicon
Courses Taught: Seminar on Endangered Languages
Historical Linguistics
Sociology of Language
Field Methodsāˆ†

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