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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: New Issue: Lang & Ling Compass Forum

Author: LINGUIST List

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: Dear LINGUIST List Readers,

The latest issue of the Wiley-Blackwell Language & Linguistics
Compass Discussion Forum is now available on 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:

- Semantic Reanalysis and Language Change
By Regine Eckardt

- Language and Music in the Musician Brain
By Mireille Besson, Julie Chobert, CĂ©line Marie

- On he Typology of Palatalization
By Nicoleta Bateman

- Grammar in English Curricula: Why Should Linguists Care?
By Jean Mulder

- Antisymmetry and Dynamic Antisymmetry
By Michael Barrie

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