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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: All-New SpecGram (December 2011) Online

Author: David J. Peterson

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: Greetings Linguists!

The December 2011 issue of Speculative Grammarian--the premier
scholarly journal featuring research in the neglected field of satirical
linguistics--is available online for your browsing pleasure.


This month's issue differs sharply from its predecessors. In this issue,
we, the editors of and contributors to SpecGram, have put together a
''PestSchrift'' on the occasion of the non-retirement of our Managing
Editor Trey Jones. It's with great pride that we dedicate this collection
of homages to the good gentleman who's in charge of doling out our
Christmas bonuses (and, hey, look what month it is!).

Next time (January 2012), we will have another all-new issue of
Speculative Grammarian.


-David J. Peterson
Consulting Editor, Speculative Grammarian

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