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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: Gracious  Mary Temsen
Institution: University of Hyderabad
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State and/or Country: India   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Specialty: syntax
Subject Language(s): Khasi
Language Family(ies): Austro-Asiatic
Selected Publications: Numeral Classifiers in Khasi: A Descriptive view (2007) in Proceedings of the National Seminar on Perspectives in Linguistics. University of Kashmir.

Wh-Questions in Khasi co-authored by Prof. K. V. Subbarao, published in Tej Kansakar and Mark Turin (eds) (2003) Themes in Himalayan Languages and Linguistics. South Asia Institute, Heidelberg & Tribhuvan University, Khatmandu.
Courses Taught: Syntax
Language families of South Asia
Sociolinguistics and Dialectology
Dissertation Abstract: Embedded Clauses in Khasi

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