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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: Erin McKean in Online Chat July 20


Author: Michael Appleby

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: Erin McKean, editor of The New Oxford American Dictionary will appear in an online chat at Wordsmith.org on July 20, 2005, 6 PM Pacific (GMT -7) [July 21, 1 AM GMT].

The topic of the chat is lexicography. For more details, please see http://wordsmith.org/chat

All are invited.

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