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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: Call for Special Issue: Frontiers in Language Sciences

Author: Michael Vitevitch

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: My co-editor (Thomas Hills) and I (Michael Vitevitch) are making one last push for submissions to a special issue of the on-line, open access journal Frontiers in Language Sciences dealing with the topic of ''Insights to the study of Language from Network Science.'' Work from any discipline and on a variety of topics is encouraged!


I understand that many people are skeptical of on-line journals, however, see this URL about the recent purchase of the Frontiers journals by the Nature Publishing Group:


I hope to see a paper from you in this special issue.

Best regards,
Mike Vitevitch

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