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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: Barbara  Turchetta
Institution: Università degli Studi della Tuscia
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Homepage: http://www.unitus.it
State and/or Country: ITALY
Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Konzo
Language Family(ies): Niger-Congo
Selected Publications: "The Languages of Africa" in Grandi-Banfi eds. Le Lingue del Mondo. Carocci Publisher, Rome, Italy, 2007.
Missio Antiqua. A Kikongo grammar of the 17th century. Sette Città Publisher, Viterbo, Italy 2007.
Courses Taught: General Sociolinguistics, Ethnolinguistics

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