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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: New Editors at London Oriental Library Series


Author: Karin Plijnaar

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family: Austro-Asiatic
Sino-Tibetan
Afroasiatic

FYI Body: John Benjamins Publishing is pleased to announce a new editorial team at the book series: London Oriental and African Language Library.

The editors are now:

Masayoshi Shibatani | Rice University & Kobe University
Lutz Marten | SOAS, University of London
Justin Watkins | SOAS, University of London

The London Oriental and African Language Library aims to make available reliable and up-to-date analyses of the grammatical structure of the major Oriental and African languages, in a form readily accessible to the non-specialist. With this in mind, the language material in each volume is in Roman script, and fully glossed and translated. The series is based at the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London, Europe's largest institution specializing in the study of the languages and cultures of Africa and Asia. Each volume is written by an acknowledged expert in the field who has carried out original research on the language and has first-hand knowledge of the area in which it is spoken. Nineteen volumes have so far appeared in the series.

The URL is:

http://www.benjamins.com/#catalog/books/loall/main

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