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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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FYI: New LSA Excellence in Community Linguistics Award


Author: Jeff Good

Linguistic Field(s): Not Applicable

FYI Body: The Linguistic Society of America invites nominations for a newly approved award, the Excellence in Community Linguistics Award. This award recognizes the outstanding contributions that members of language communities (typically outside the academic sphere of professional linguists) make for the benefit of their community’s language. The contributions made by awardees may be varied, including, among other things, documentation work with a linguist as a consultant and efforts towards language revitalization. The language may be one spoken anywhere in the world; nominees are not limited to people working in North America.

More information can be found at the following link:
http://www.linguisticsociety.org/content/call-nominations-excellence-community-linguistics-award

The deadline for nominations is July 1.

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