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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: Eyasu  Hailu Tamene (IPA: ijjasu hajlu)
Institution: Addis Ababa University
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State and/or Country: Addis Ababa
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Ethiopian Sign Language
Selected Publications: Language Use in the African Union: A sociolinguistic study
Courses Taught: Introduction to Language and Linguistics
Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Semantics,
Syntax, Sociolinguistics, Sign linguistics, Language and Identity,
Sign Language and Society, Survey of Ethiopian Languages

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