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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: Language & Linguistics in Melanesia: New articles

Author: John M Clifton

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Mussau-Emira

FYI Body: Three new articles have been published in Language & Linguistics in Melanesia, Vol. 31, 2013:

Adverbs in the Mussau-Emira Verb Phrase (John Brownie)

A First Look at Proto-Engan Kinship (Karl J. Franklin)

Towards a Papuan History of Languages (Mark Donohue)

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