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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: All-New SpecGram (January 2006) Online

Author: Trey Jones

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: Greetings Linguists, and Happy New Year!

The January 2006 ''Yet Another Mega Quote Issue'' Issue of Speculative
Grammarian--the premier scholarly journal featuring research in the
neglected field of satirical linguistics--is now available online for your
browsing pleasure.


Included in this issue: the infamous Canadian critique of the US's
''wrathful dispersion'' controversy, a frightening re-telling of 2005's
under-reported linguistics wars, and more mischief from Metalleus, along
with the usual high-quality collection of articles, letters from our
readers, and more.

Next time (Feb. 2006), we will begin reproducing the classic satirical
linguistics journal ''Lingua Pranca''.


-Trey Jones
Managing Editor, Speculative Grammarian

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