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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: James  E Cathey
Institution: University of Massachusetts at Amherst
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Homepage: http://www.umass.edu/germanic/faculty.html
State and/or Country: MA
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Finnish
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Old Saxon
 Old Saxon
Courses Taught: Swedish
Structure of German
Old High German
Old Saxon
Old Icelandic
Academic Paper Abstract: Untersuchungen zur älteren nordischen und germanischen Sprachgeschichte. By Ottar Gr⊘nvik. (Osloer Beiträge zur Germanistik, 18.) Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1998. Pp. 178. Paper. $37.50.

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