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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: Simon  Wickham-Smith
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Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Semantics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Translation
Lexicography
Writing Systems
Ling & Literature
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Basque
Finnish
Georgian
Tibetan
Mongolian, Classical
Tibetan, Old
Tibetan, Classical
Selected Publications: Currently working on an online Dictionary of Oral Tibetan



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