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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: Significant Honour for R M W Dixon

Author: Alexandra Aikhenvald

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics

FYI Body: Dixon's 2002 monograph 'Australian languages: their nature and development'
has just been reissued in paperback and was chosen by Cambridge University
Press as the 10,000th title in their digital paperback programme through
the Lightning Source company. At the Frankfurt Book Fair, the Lightning
Source CEO presented Dixon (in absentia) with an elegant glass plaque
commemorating this.

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