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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: Babel Language Magazine: Call for Contributions

Author: Babel Magazine

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: Babel is a new quarterly print magazine about language, written and edited by academics but aimed at a broad range of language-lovers. Produced at the University of Huddersfield (UK) by editors Lesley Jeffries and Dan McIntyre, it has Prof. David Crystal as Linguistic Consultant.

We are searching for contributions of articles from linguists around the world to this exciting new magazine. We are not peer-reviewed, as our content is informal and fun; all we ask is that your contribution is based on sound linguistic research and speaks to a wide non-specialist audience.

Our articles are short (3000 words max) and are a great way to prove the impact and interest of your research in the wider world. We also run regular features on Languages of the World, autobiographies on Lives in Language, as well as reviews of general interest language books.

For further information and guidelines for contributors email: editors@babelzine.com

See our free sample issue on PDF at www.babelzine.com, where you can also subscribe for 2013.

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