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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: Darrell  T Tryon
Institution: Australian National University
State and/or Country: ----------------   
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Sociolinguistics
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Bislama: An Introduction to the National Language of Vanuatu
 Papers in Austronesian Linguistics No. 5
 Boundary Rider: Essays in Honour of Geoffrey O'Grady
 The Language Game: Papers in Memory of Donald C. Laycock.
 The boy from Bundaburg: Studies in Melanesian linguistics in honour of Tom Dutton
 Pacific Pidgins and Creoles
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Pacific Pidgins and Creoles
Dissertation Director * of: Contraintes de structures et liberté dans l'organisation du discours. Une description du mwotlap, langue océanienne du Vanuatu [Structural constraints and freedom in speech elaboration: A description of Mwotlap, an Oceanic language of Vanuatu]
(Alexandre Francois, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Towards a Lexicogrammar of Mekeo, an Austronesian Language of West Central Papua
(Alan Jones, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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