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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: Adam  C. Schembri
Institution: La Trobe University
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Homepage: http://www.dcal.ucl.ac.uk/team/adam_schembri.html
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Specialty: Sign language linguistics
Subject Language(s): Australian Sign Language
British Sign Language
Language Family(ies): Deaf Sign Language
Sign Language
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Australian Sign Language (Auslan)
Courses Taught: PLIN7309 The linguistics of sign languages
Dissertation Director * of: Language Use amongst the Qaqet Baining: A sociolinguistic study of language choices in an ethnolinguistic minority in Papua New Guinea
(Alexandra Marley, Author)
Dissertation Abstract: Issues in the Analysis of Polycomponential Verbs in Australian Sign Language
Academic Paper Abstract: Phonological Variation and Change in Australian and New Zealand Sign Languages: The location variable
Variable “subject” presence in Australian Sign Language and New Zealand Sign Language

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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