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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: Integrational Linguistics, October LSA Bulletin

Author: Robin Sackmann

FYI Body: Integrational Linguistics has a new Web site. The URL is


Integrational Linguistics is an independent, powerful approach to
linguistics combining a comprehensive theory of language and a theory
of grammars and providing a consistent framework for the analysis and
description of arbitrary languages from any point of view that is
linguistically relevant.

On our home page you'll find, among other things, several introductory
online texts, a comprehensive bibliography of Integrational
Linguistics, and an overview of books originating from Integrational

The home page is available in English, German, and Spanish. A Chinese
version is in preparation.


Robin Sackmann, M.A.
Research and Teaching Assistan
Berlin, Germany
Tel. & Fax +49-30-838-2973
Secretary +49-30-838-4429
Home +49-30-621 4649

The October 1999 LSA Bulletin is now available on the LSA web site:


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