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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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Author: Kenneth Adams

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FYI Body: I'm a lawyer looking for a linguist/grammarian to review, for a fee to be negotiated, parts of the manuscript of my forthcoming book 'A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting,' to be published by the American Bar Association in 2004. The areas to be reviewed address linguistics topics such as syntactic ambiguity, the semantic ambiguity of plural nouns and 'and,' 'or,' 'every,' and 'each,' and verb use in different contexts. I anticipate a total of 10 to 20 hours of work during December and January.
Thanks,
Ken Adams

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