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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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Program Name:

Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics
Alternate Name: CASTL
Program Homepage: http://castl.uit.no/
Institution: UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Address: Faculty of Humanities
University of Tromsø
City: Tromsø
Zip/Postal Code: N-9037
Country: Norway
Contact Person: Peter Svenonius , Professor

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Phone: +47 77645408
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Program Size: Small (1-10 students)
Program Description: A Norwegian Center of Excellence focusing on advanced research in Theoretical Linguistics
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