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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: Linguistic Atlas of the Middle Rockies


Author: Lamont Antieau

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics

Language Family: None

FYI Body: The Linguistic Atlas of the Middle Rockies is now available as a freely
downloadable collection of machine-readable texts at:

www.illocutioninc.com.

The collection comprises 70 Atlas interviews conducted in Colorado,
Utah, and Wyoming from 1988 to 2004, with interviews covering
aspects of family and community history, local flora and fauna, ranching
and farming, household items, etc. Transcribed in standard
orthography, the entire collection comprises nearly 1.7 million words
that can be used to analyze middle Rocky Mountain English in terms of
its lexical, morphological, syntactic and discourse properties.

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