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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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Department of Linguistics
Program Homepage: http://ling.ucsc.edu
Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
Address: Stevenson College
City: Santa Cruz
Zip/Postal Code: 95064
State/Province: US
Country: USA
Contact Person: James McCloskey, Dr. , Chair

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Phone: 831-459-2905
Fax: 831-459-3334
Program Size: Small (1-10 students)
Program Description: The department offers graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) and undergraduate programs in linguistics, the analysis of the structure and use of human languages. The faculty has research specializations in phonology, syntax, and semantics and interests in a variety of languages.
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