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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: Fatemeh Abdollahi

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: The latest issue of the Wiley-Blackwell Language & Linguistics Compass
Discussion Forum is now available on The LINGUIST List. This feature
provides access to full text copies of select articles for free online.
After reading an article, you can post a comment on the article's
discussion page, or read what others have said.

The new featured articles in this issue are:

- Distributed Morphology
By Daniel Siddiqi

- Language of the Aging Brain: Event-Related Potential Studies of
Comprehension in
By Edward W. Wlotko, Chia-Lin Lee, Kara D. Federmeier

- Humor in Interaction
By Neal R. Norrick

- Issues in the Analysis of Chinese Tone
By Jie Zhang

- Learning How to Learn Languages: The Teaching & Learning of African Languages
By John M. Mugane

- The Prehistory and Internal Relationships of Australian Languages
By Patrick McConvell, Claire Bowern

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