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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: Rudolf  Wachter
Institution: Universit├Ąt Basel
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Homepage: http://pages.unibas.ch/klaphil/institut/mitarb/wachter.html
State and/or Country: Switzerland   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Writing Systems
Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): Greek, Ancient
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
Selected Publications: See Homepage!
Courses Taught: Greek and Latin Phonology, Morphology, Word Formation and Etymology, Syntax.
Indo-European Languages (Sanskrit, Hittite, Old Persian, Osco-Umbrian etc.).
Comparative History of European Languages.
Greek and Latin Authors (e.g. Homer, Plautus, Petronius, Egeria).
Greek Dialects, including Mycenaean.
History of the Alphabet.

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