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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: New Software/SignStream, New Articles/Slavonic

Author: Carol Neidle

FYI Body: We are pleased to announce the release of SignStream version 1.5,
a MacOS application that facilitates the linguistic analysis of
visual language data (e.g., the study of signed languages and gesture),
developed with support from the National Science Foundation.
Further information about the program, which is distributed on a
non-profit basis to students, educators, and researchers, is available
at http://www.bu.edu/asllrp/SignStream .

We urge all users to upgrade to the new version, which registered
users may do at no cost. All registered users should already have
received information via e-mail about downloading the upgrade
materials from our Web site. If you are a registered user but have
not received this information, please send e-mail to carol@bu.edu.
We will no longer be supporting version 1.0.

The new version contains several improvements and enhancements.
In addition to improved handling of movie files, you will find
that the search facility now allows for formulation of more
complex queries. Further details about the new version are
available at the SignStream Web site.

We hope that you like the new features and improvements.
We look forward to receiving any feedback about the new version
or about other features that you would find helpful.

Carol Neidle and Dawn MacLaughlin
(for the SignStream development team)

Carol Neidle Boston University, MFLL
carol@louis-xiv.bu.edu 718 Commonwealth Ave.
http://www.bu.edu/asllrp/carol.html Boston, MA 02215
phone and fax: 617-353-6218

New articles by Sergei V. Rjabchikov were added to "THE SLAVONIC ANTIQUITY"
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Contents of the homepage (bulletin):

The First Russian Cyrillic Inscription.
The Scythians, Sarmatians, Meotians, Russians and Circassians:
Interpretation of the Ancient Cultures.
The Proto-Palestinian, Proto-Sinaian and Proto-Byblian Inscriptions: A
Slavonic Key.
The Interpretation of the Western Slavonic Inscriptions.
The Scythian Model of the Universe.
A Saka (Scythian) Record Reads in Slavonic.

New articles will be added soon!

My best wishes,

Sergei V. Rjabchikov

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