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Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!

"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: AILA Research Network: Academic Publishing


Author: Mary Jane Curry

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

FYI Body: A new AILA ReN (research network) has been approved and is forming
around the research area of academic publishing. The AILA Pub-Ren is
being coordinated by Mary Jane Curry, University of Rochester, US;
Theresa Lillis, The Open University, UK; and David Hanauer, Indiana
University of Pennsylvania. So far we have set up a Google Group open
to all. You can join the AILA Pub-Ren by going to Google Groups and
signing up. Among our aims is the sharing of resources and investigating
ways to influence policy.

For more information about the AILA (Association Internationale de
Linguistique Appliquée), please visit http://www.aila.info/.

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