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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: Guillaume  Jacques (IPA: gijom ʒak)
Institution: Université Paris V - Descartes
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Homepage: http://xiang.free.fr
State and/or Country: France   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Jiarong
Language Family(ies): Sino-Tibetan
Selected Publications: 2008. 嘉絨語研究 [Jiarong yu yanjiu, Study on the Rgyalrong language], Beijing: Minzu chubanshe.
2004. Phonologie et morphologie du Japhug (rGyalrong), doctorat Paris VII
Announced on LINGUIST :  Textes Tangoutes I
 Esquisse de phonologie et de morphologie historique du tangoute
Courses Taught: historical linguistics
formal languages
Dissertation Abstract: Phonologie et Morphologie du Japhug (rGyalrong)

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