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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: Peter  K. Austin
Institution: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
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Homepage: http://www.hrelp.org/aboutus/staff/index.php?cd=pa
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Bayungu
Burduna
Dhalandji
Dhargari
Dieri
Djiwarli
Sasak
Sumbawa
Language Family(ies): Austronesian
Pama-Nyungan
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Forty Years on Ken Hale and Australian Languages
Dissertation Director * of: Gender and Person Agreement in Cicipu Discourse
(Stuart McGill, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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