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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: Bálint  Tanos
Institution: Eötvös Loránd University
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State and/or Country: Hungary   
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Specialty: morphosemantics
Subject Language(s): Sumerian
Language Family(ies): Semitic
Selected Publications: 'The polysemy and productivity of the formative element nam in Old Babylonian literary Sumerian'. In Analysing Literary Sumerian: Corpus-based Approaches. Edited by: Jarle Ebeling, Graham Cunningham, 2007: 250-272.

'Review of Dietz Otto Edzard's Sumerian Grammar.' Orientalistische Literaturzeitung 101 (2006), 26-28.
Courses Taught: Sumerian Lexicography

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