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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 & Linguistics in Melanesia Special Edition


Author: John M Clifton

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: Please visit the Language and Linguistics in Melanesia website at http://www.langlxmelanesia.com/ to browse through LLM Special Issue 2012, which brings to you Part I of the Proceedings of the conference on the history, contact and classification of Papuan languages held at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 2-3 February 2012.

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