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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: Maziar  Toosarvandani (IPA: mɑzjɑr tusarvandɑni)
Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
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Homepage: http://people.ucsc.edu/~mtoosarv/
State and/or Country: CA
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Dari, Zoroastrian
Paiute, Northern
Persian, Iranian
Language Family(ies): Iranian
Selected Publications:
Reviewer of: Timbisha (Panamint) (LL Issue 17.2840)
Modality, Aspect, and Negation in Persian (LL Issue 20.1932)
Academic Paper Abstract: Wh-movement and the syntax of sluicing
A Defective Auxiliary in Danish
Mono Lake Northern Paiute

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