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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: Endangered Language Fund (ELF): Native Voices Endowment - Extended Deadline

Author: Doug Whalen

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FYI Body: Dear LINGUIST List readers,

The Native Voices Endowment grant program of the Endangered Language Fund (ELF) has extended the deadline until 1 November 2013, due to problems with our email account.

Please submit proposals to the following email address:

Details on the grant program can be found at the URL below:


We apologize for the inconvenience.

Doug Whalen

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