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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: Complete Salish Conference Precedings Free Online

Author: John Lyon

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family: Salish

FYI Body: University of British Columbia Working Papers in Linguistics (UBCWPL) would like to announce that the complete set of ICSNL precedings (1967-2012) is now available online free of charge at


This is an indispensible resource on Salish, Wakashan, and other language families of the Pacific Northwest.

Hard copies of some of the more recent conferences are still available for purchase from UBCWPL for the greatly reduced price of $5.00 plus s/h. Information can be found here:


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