My name is Hans-Friedrich Tamke. My wife, Nadine, and I live in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. My father's parents were Volynian Germans who immigrated to Saskatchewan from northwestern Ukraine in 1927. Their first language was an East Middle German dialect (ostmitteldeutsche Mundart) called Volynian German (Wolynisch, Wolyniendeutsch, Woliniendeitsch). My mother's parents were Norwegian Americans who were both born in western Minnesota and later immigrated to Saskatchewan, Canada. I have a B.A. (Hons) degree in French and Linguistics from the University of Saskatchewan.