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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: Jun  Ikeda (IPA: ʤɯɴ ikeda)
Institution: University of Tsukuba
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.lingua.tsukuba.ac.jp/junikeda/
State and/or Country: Japan   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Writing Systems
Specialty: Semitic Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Akkadian
Language Family(ies): Afroasiatic
Courses Taught: Elementary Biblical Hebrew
Advanced Biblical Hebrew
Elementary Akkadian
Elementary Modern Hebrew
Advanced Modern Hebrew
Comparative Semitic Linguistics
Introduction to Linguistics
Historical Linguistics

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