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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: Presentations from the 5th Bantu Conference

Author: Dmitry Idiatov

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family: Narrow Bantu

FYI Body: The presentations from the 5th International Conference on Bantu Languages held on June 13th-15th 2013 (conference), June 12th 2013 (workshops), Paris, France, are now available at:


The pictures taken during the conference can be viewed at:


Dmitry Idiatov, Sophie Manus, Annie Rialland and Mark Van de Velde

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