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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: Yishai  Tobin (IPA: jiSaj tuin)
Institution: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
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State and/or Country: Israel   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Anthropological Linguistics
Specialty: Phonology, Disourse Analysis
Selected Publications: Linguistis and Semiotics 1990 L
Aspect in The Ebglish Verb 1993
Invariance, Markedness and Distintive Feature Analysis 1994
The Prague School and Its Legay 1988 - From Sign to Text 1989
Word Systems in Modern Hebrew 1988
Announced on LINGUIST :  Between Grammar and Lexicon
 Towards a Calculus of Meaning. Studies in Markednes, Distinctive Features and Deixis
 Linguistic Theory and Empirical Evidence
Courses Taught: Phonology as Human Behavior
Anthropologial Linguistis
Discourse Analysis
Articulatory and Acoustic Phonetics
Language and Communication
Reviewer of: A Matter of Time: Tense, Mood and Aspect in Spontaneous Spoken Israeli Hebrew (LL Issue 21.5165)

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