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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: Ranko  Matasović
Institution: University of Zagreb
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://deenes.ffzg.hr/~rmatasov
State and/or Country: Croatia   
Linguistic Field(s): Typology
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
Selected Publications: A Theory of Textual Reconstruction in Indo-European Linguistics, Peter Lang: New York & Frankfurt a/M 1996.

Kratka poredbenopovijesna gramatika latinskoga jezika (A Short Comparative and Historical Grammar of Latin), Zagreb, Matica hrvatska 1997.

Uvod u poredbenu lingvistiku (Introduction to Comparative Linguistics), Matica hrvatska, Zagreb 2001.

Gender in Indo-European, Heidelberg, Winter 2004
Announced on LINGUIST :  Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic
Courses Taught: Introduction to Indo-European linguistics, Old Irish, Linguistic Typology, Comparative Celtic Grammar

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