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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: Gender & Language Association List


Author: Mary Bucholtz

FYI Body: GALA-L, the list of the soon-to-be-formed Gender and Language Association,
will begin discussion on Monday, Feb. 1. If you'd like to participate in
the creation of GALA, you can get more information (including how to
subscribe) at the GALA web site:

http://www-english.tamu.edu/pers/fac/bucholtz/lng/gala.html

If you have any questions about GALA, please feel free to contact one of
the facilitators:

Mary Bucholtz, Department of English, Texas A&M University (bucholtz@tamu.edu)
Megan Crowhurst, Department of Linguistics, University of North Carolina
(mjcrowhu@email.unc.edu)
Kira Hall, Department of Anthropology, Yale University
(kirahall@pantheon.yale.edu)
Monica Macaulay, Department of Linguistics, University of Wisconsin
(mmacaula@facstaff.wisc.edu)
Sara Trechter, Department of English, California State University, Chico
(strechter@csuchico.edu)

We hope to see you online!

- The facilitators



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