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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: Thomas  Jügel (IPA: tʰomas jygəl)
Institution: Universität Frankfurt am Main
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Homepage: http://titus.uni-frankfurt.de/personal/juegel.htm
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Specialty: Ergativity, West Middle Iranian
Subject Language(s): Persian, Iranian
Persian, Old
Kurdish, Central
Persian, Manichaean Middle
Language Family(ies): Iranian
Selected Publications: Ergative remnants in Sorani Kurdish?
Courses Taught: Middle Persian
Old Persian
past tense system in Iranian languages
Sorani Kurdish
Academic Paper Abstract: Ergativität im Sorani-Kurdischen?

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