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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: Herbert  John Izzo
Institution: University of Calgary
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State and/or Country: Canada   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
History of Linguistics
Selected Publications: Tuscan and Etruscan
Courses Taught: General Linguistics
History of Spanish
History of Italian
Phonetics
Reviewer of: Historical Ling/Romance Langs: Cravens (2002) (LL Issue 16.2749)



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