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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: Fellowships in language resources and tools


Author: Gisle Andersen

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: MULTILINGUA is a Marie Curie training site at the University of Bergen, Norway, and offers interdisciplinary training in multilingual resources, language processing and knowledge tools. Multilingua gives an opportunity for guest researchers to come to Bergen to carry out
parts of their research projects. The training site provides training through courses, project work and individual supervision. Researchers at doctorate level from EU member states and associated states are welcome to apply for vacant positions in 2004-2008.
Accepted applicants will receive a monthly subsistence allowance, and will be refunded travel expenses. For more information about eligibility and how to apply, go to http://multilingua.uib.no/, or send a message to multilingua@uib.no.

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