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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: Paul  Newman
Institution: Indiana University Bloomington
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State and/or Country: IN
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Forensic Linguistics
Genetic Classification
Subject Language(s): Hausa
Selected Publications: On Being Right: Greenberg's African Linguistic Classification and the Methodological Principles which Underlie It. 1995.

Hausa and the Chadic Language Family: A Bibliography. (African Linguistic Bibliographies, 6.) 1996.

The Hausa Language: An Encyclopedic Reference Grammar. 2000.

(editor, with Martha Ratliff) Linguistic Fieldwork. 2001.

Chadic and Hausa Linguistics: Selected Papers of Paul Newman, with Commentaries. 2002.

Klingenheben's Law in Hausa. 2004

A Hausa-English Dictionary. 2007 (forthcoming, Yale University Press)

'Are ideophones really as weird and extra-systematic as linguists make them out to be?' in Ideophones. 2001.

(with Roxana Ma Newman). 'The Hausa lexicographic tradition,' Lexikos. 2001.

'The endangered languages issue as a hopeless cause,' in Language Death and Language Maintenance. 2003.

'Comparative Chadic revisited,' in West African Linguistics: Papers in Honor of Russell G. Schuh. 2006.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Linguistic Fieldwork
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Linguistic Fieldwork
 Linguistic Fieldwork
Courses Taught: Historical linguistics
Field methods
Language & law
Freedom of speech in the U.S.
Copyright law
Dissertation Director * of: The Reconstruction of Proto-Mongolian *p-
(Karl Krippes, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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