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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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Department of General and Comparative Linguistics
Alternate Name: Institut für Allgemeine und Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft
Program Homepage: http://www.uni-mainz.de/FB/Philologie-II/av-sprachwiss/INSTITUT.HTM
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Address: Jakob-Welder-Weg 18
Philosophicum, Zi. 327/03-544
City: Mainz
Zip/Postal Code: 55099
Country: Germany

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Phone: +49 (0)6131/39-2-2541
Fax: +49 (0)6131/39-2-3836
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics

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