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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: Language and Ecology Research Forum


Author: Arran Stibbe

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: The Language and Ecology Research Forum has recently been
relaunched with a redesigned website and a new research network of 183
members. Members are linguists interested in the impact of language on
the ecosystems which support life, from analysis of how consumerist
discourses encourage ecological destruction to how nature poetry can
promote respect for the natural world. The Forum includes a dedicated
mailing list for the latest news from the world of ecolinguistics, an
extensive collection of articles on ecolinguistic topics, and other resources
for researchers such as bibliographies and course information.
Membership is free and the Forum can be found at www.ecoling.net

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