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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  Rene Tamburro
Institution: Thompson Rivers University
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State and/or Country: Canada   
Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Abnaki, Western
Language Family(ies): Algonquian
Central Algonquian
Eastern Algonquian
Selected Publications: Cultural recovery through an Abenaki text Analysis: What is a Wizard?;Calling the Spirit in Turtle Island: Aboriginal language use today for healing in North America; 'Traditional Authenticity' and Its Relationship to 'Traditional Identity'; An American Indigenous Perspective on What We Label the Study of Language in culture: Is it 'Anthropology' or 'Linguistics' and does it matter?
Courses Taught: Mostly undergraduate First Nation Issues for upper division social science programs and Anthropology including Language and Society.

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