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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: Tore  Nesset
Institution: UiT The Arctic University of Norway
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State and/or Country: Norway   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): Russian
Selected Publications: Russian Stress, Oslo, 1994.
A Feature-based Approach to Russian Noun Inflection, Journal of Slavic Linguistics, vol.2, no. 2, 1994, pp. 214-237
Announced on LINGUIST :  Abstract Phonology in a Concrete Model
Courses Taught: Russian grammar (various levels), Translation (Norwegian - Russian), History of the Russian language
Academic Paper Abstract: Gjert Kristoffersen, The phonology of Norwegian (The Phonology of the World's Languages). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Pp. xvi+366.
Katherine Crosswhite, Vowel reduction in Optimality Theory. New York and London: Routledge, 2001. Pp. viii+325.

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