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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: Andrew  Thomas Freeman (IPA: ændɹu fɹimɨn)
Institution: University of Washington
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State and/or Country: Washington
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Morphology
Sociolinguistics
Lexicography
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Ta'izzi-Adeni
Arabic, North Levantine
Arabic, Moroccan
Arabic, Sanaani
Language Family(ies): Afroasiatic
Selected Publications: In Search of a Koine in Sana'a
Cross Linguistic Name Matching in English and Arabic
Courses Taught: 1st & 2nd year Arabic
Translating Medieval Arab Historians
Reading Modern Arabic fiction in Arabic
Red Sea spoken Arabic koine
Yemeni spoken Arabic
Sudanese Red Sea Coast Arabic
The Sociolinguistics of Dialect Contact



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