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Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!

"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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With a grant from the NSF National Science Digital Library Initiative (NSDL-0333530; 2003-2005), this two-year collaboration with the Rosetta Project resulted in the creation of a digital library of educational information on approximately 4000 languages and supported the development of a browsable, searchable Directory of Linguists.

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