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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: Scottish Gaelic: New Publication

Author: Robert McColl Millar

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

FYI Body: Publications of the Forum for Research on the Languages of Scotland and Ulster (PFRLSU) are proud to announce their third volume,

Ó Baoill, Colm (ed.) Scottish Gaelic in Wagner's Survey of Irish Dialects. (ISBN: 978-0-9566549-2-2)

The volume can be found at www.abdn.ac.uk/pfrlsu.

Publications of the Forum for Research on the Languages of Scotland and Ulster is a free, web-based, rigorously peer-reviewed series with a primary (although not sole) concentration on any languages which are or have been spoken in Scotland (including the Northern Isles) and the Irish province of Ulster. While largely linguistic and sociolinguistic in focus, this series also welcomes contributions concerned with the language of literature in the languages of Scotland and Ulster.

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