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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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Linguistics (BS)
Program Homepage: http://catalog.truman.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=4&poid=451&returnto=186
Institution: Truman State University
Address: Department of English and Linguistics McClain Hall 310
Truman State University
City: Kirksville
Zip/Postal Code: MO 63501
State/Province: MO
Country: USA
Contact Person: Kathy Bulen , Secretary

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Phone: (660) 785-7295
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics
Program Size: Small (1-10 students)
Program Description: Linguistics is the study of human language. Students in the BS Linguistics program analyze the structure of language, study the relationship between language and society, gain insights into language development and learning, explore language and the mind, and investigate language in the context of culture.
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