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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: Onno  Crasborn
Institution: Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
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Homepage: http://www.let.ru.nl/sign-lang/
State and/or Country: Netherlands   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Specialty: Sign language phonetics and phonology
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Simultaneity in Signed Languages
Dissertation Abstract: Phonetic Implementation of Phonological Categories in Sign Language of the Netherlands
Academic Paper Abstract: Signed languages and globalization
The phonology of focus in Sign Language of the Netherlands

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