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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: Enrique  Obediente-Sosa
Institution: University of the Andes
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.linguisticahispanica.org/eos.htm
State and/or Country: Merida
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Spanish
Selected Publications: Fonetica y Fonologia, Merida: Universidad de los Andes, 2000.
Biografia de una lengua: nacimiento, desarrollo y expansion del español, Merida: Universidad de los Andes, 2007.
Courses Taught: Fonetica, Fonologia, Historia de la lengua española, Español de America

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