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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: Jan  Wohlgemuth (IPA: [jɑn ˈvoːlgɘˌmuːtʰ])
Institution: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://email.eva.mpg.de/~wohlgemu
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Writing Systems
Anthropological Linguistics
Discipline of Linguistics
Specialty: Language contact, language death, loanwords, verbs
Subject Language(s): English
Greek, Modern
Kaili, Ledo
Tok Pisin
Saxon, Low
Language Family(ies): Austronesian
Selected Publications: Das Diathesensystem der Bahasa Indonesia. Berlin: Weissensee, 2003

A typology of verbal borrowings. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2009.
Announced on LINGUIST :  A Typology of Verbal Borrowings
 Rethinking Universals
 Rara & Rarissima
Courses Taught: Bahasa Indonesia 1-4 (several cycles)
Indonesian Conversation (twice)
Valenz und Diathesen
Grammatische Kategorien in den Sprachen der Welt
Schriften / Schriftsysteme
Wissenschaftliche Arbeitstechniken (15 times)
Languages of the Pacific Area
Dissertation Abstract: A Typology of Verbal Borrowing

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