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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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Name: Sabine  Zerbian
Institution: University of the Witwatersrand
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State and/or Country: South Africa   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Language Family(ies): Narrow Bantu
Central Narrow Bantu S
Selected Publications: Expression of information structure in Northern Sotho - PhD thesis

Questions in Northern Sotho - Linguistische Berichte

Phonological Phrasing in Northern Sotho - The Linguistic Review Special Issue
Announced on LINGUIST :  Papers in Bantu Theory and Description
Courses Taught: Phonology
Introduction to Articulatory Phonetics
Introduction to Acoustic Phonetics
Sentence Phonology
Reviewer of: Syntax/African Languages/ Mchombo (2004) (LL Issue 16.1717)
Review: Phonology and Language Acquisition: Trouvain & Gut (2007) (LL Issue 19.599)

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