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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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Program Homepage: http://ling.bu.edu/news
Institution: Boston University
Address: 621 Commonwealth Avenue -1st floor
City: Boston
Zip/Postal Code: 02215
State/Province: US
Country: USA
Application Deadline: see http://www.bu.edu/admissions/
Contact Person: Carol Neidle , Professor and coordinator

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Phone: 617-353-6218
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Language Documentation
Linguistic Theories
Other Program Specialties: Signed language linguistics
Language/Language Family Specialization(s): American Sign Language
Slavic Subgroup
Program Size: Large (over 25 students)
Program Description: The linguistics program (http://ling.bu.edu), offered through the Department of Romance Studies, enables students to study human language from a variety of perspectives and to consider the relationship between linguistics and other disciplines.
Available Financial Aid: see http://www.bu.edu/admissions/
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