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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: Craig  Alan Volker
Institution: Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: www.volker.ro
State and/or Country: Gifu-ken
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Specialty: Nalik;Rabaul Creole German;Tok Pisin
Subject Language(s): Nalik
Tok Pisin
Selected Publications: Nalik language of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, New York: Peter Lang
Variation in Nalik grammar, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Oceanic Linguistics, Canberra: Pacific Linguistics
The rise and decline of Rabaul Creole German, Language and Linguistics in Melanesia
Courses Taught: Translation of Baha'i scripture
Introduction to linguistics
Translation studies
Languages of the World Seminar
Introduction to South Pacific Culture
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Academic Paper Abstract: The Birth and Decline of Rabaul Creole German

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