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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: Ulrike  Zeshan
Institution: University of Central Lancashire
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Announced on LINGUIST :  Sign Language in Indo-Pakistan
 Sign Languages of the Indian Subcontinent
 Geba╠łrdensprachen des indischen Subkontinents
 Geba╠łrdensprachen des Indischen Subkontinents
 Interrogative and Negative Constructions in Sign Languages
 Possessive and Existential Constructions in Sign Languages
 Sign Languages in Village Communities
Dissertation Director * of: Sign-Spatiality in Kata Kolok: How a village sign language of Bali inscribes its signing space
(Connie de Vos, Author)

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