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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: Marina  Vraciu (IPA: Marina Vratchyu)
Institution: Universitatea „A.I. Cuza”, Iasi, Romania
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State and/or Country: Romania   
Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): Russian
Language Family(ies): Slavic Subgroup
Selected Publications: Suppletive forms in Slavic languages; Joseph Brodsky: His Life and Work; The Life of Protopop Avvakum (translation into Romanian, introductory essay, notes, chronology); Povest vremennych let (Translation into Romanian, introductory essay, notes, chronology)
Courses Taught: Russian phonetics, lexicology, morphology, history of language; Russian for special purposes (business); heritage Russian speakers; translation studies; 20 c. Russian poetry; stylistics of Russian language and literature; history of Slavic linguistics

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