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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: Yoshizo  Itabashi (IPA: yoshizo itabashi)
Institution: Kyushu University
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State and/or Country: Fukuoka
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Genetic Classification
Subject Language(s): Ainu
Japanese, Old
Korean, Old
Korean, Middle
Language Family(ies): Altaic
Selected Publications: "Altaic Evidence for the Japanse Case Suffix Systems" University of Michigan Micofeche, 1987
"Comparative Linguistics of Japanese with Altaic" in 'For Those who would like to learn Japanese Etymology(in Japanese)' 2006 Kyoto:Sekaishisoosha,
"The Early Prehisotory of the Language in Japanese Archipelago" in 'Archeology of Jomon(in Japanese)' 2007 Tokyo:Dooseisha
Courses Taught: Introduction to Japanese Linguistics
Seminars on Japanese Linguistics
Introduction to Contact Linguistics
Introduction to Comparative Linguistics

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