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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: Survey on the Concept of Siberia


Author: Arjom Abroskin

Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics

Subject Language(s): German

FYI Body: Dear ladies and gentlemen! (native German speakers!)

I'm researching the concept 'Siberia' in German and ask you for 5
minutes of your time to write me 10 adjectives, 10 verbs and 10 nouns
(or any phrases or idioms) in German that you associate with
Siberia, Siberian, etc..

Thank you in advance,
Artjom Abroskin, Kemerovo
University, Russia

Subject-Language: German, Standard; Code: GER

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