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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: R.M.W Dixon's acceptance speech: Bloomfield prize

Author: Alexandra Aikhenvald

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

FYI Body: The Jarawara Language of Southern Amazonia
by R. M. W. Dixon,
ISBN 0199270678
Oxford University Press, 2004

A culmination of over 20 years' work, this book was awarded the prestigious
Leonard Bloomfield Award in 2006 by the Linguistics Society of America for
the best book published across all fields of linguistics, worldwide, during
the two-year period March 2003 - February 2005.

Although Dixon was unable to attend the ceremony in Albuquerque in January
2006, an acceptance speech (pdf file, 11.7KB) was read on his behalf.

Professor R. M. W. Dixon's acceptance speech is available at:

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