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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: Sheena  C Van Der Mark
Institution: University of Calgary
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State and/or Country: Victoria
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Baré
Language Family(ies): Arawakan
Selected Publications: 1986 A Structural and Typological Classification of Berber, pt 1, Preliminary Publication 7 of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Moscow, Nauka, pp. 57 (in Russian)

1987 A Structural and Typological Classification of Berber Languages, pt 2, ibid., 8, pp. 60 (in Russian)

1987 A Structural and Typological Classification of Berber Languages, pt.3, ibid., 9, pp. 58 (in Russian)

1990 Modern Hebrew, Nauka, Moscow, pp. 150 (in Russian)

1995 Bare. Languages of the World/ Materials 100 Lincom Europa. Munich, pp. 57

1999. Tariana Texts and Cultural Context.. Lincom Europa Languages of the World/Materials 007. Munich, pp. 149

forthcoming in 2000 Classifiers. A Typology of Noun classification devices . Oxford University Press: Oxford

forthcoming A Grammar of Biblical Hebrew, Moscow University of Humanities, Moscow, pp. 300 (in Russian)

forthcoming A Grammar of Tariana (c. 750 pp) to be completed in early 2000
Courses Taught: Introduction to Linguistics; Morphology; Syntactic theory; Semantics; Historical and comparative linguistics; Applied linguistics (the application of linguistics to language teaching); Linguistic typology; Field methods; Amazonian languages; Hebrew grammar; Russian grammar and translation.
Dissertation Abstract: A Grammar of Vinitiri: An Austronesian language from Papua New Guinea

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