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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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Subject Line Submitter Issue No. Date Posted
German replacement of English terms with French Karen S. Chung 14.1069 Apr-10-2003
American Mispronunciations of Foreign Names Karen Chung 14.1120 Apr-16-2003
New Language Comic Teresa Dowlatshahi 14.1136 Apr-17-2003
VOA online: Foreign language teaching in the US Karen Chung 14.1155 Apr-21-2003
VOA on Language Karen Chung 14.1162 Apr-22-2003
BBC: 'Earliest writing' found in China Karen Chung 14.1172 Apr-23-2003
NYT: Books: The Language Police Karen S. Chung 14.1204 Apr-29-2003
Books: The Language Police Peter T. Daniels 14.1227 Apr-30-2003
NYT: Films: Spellbound Karen Chung 14.1248 May-04-2003
NYT: Arts: Chinese writing Karen Chung 14.1249 May-04-2003
Language Gene Phaedra Royle 14.1264 May-06-2003
Farming and Language-Spread? linguist 14.1295 May-07-2003
Online Chat: North American Editor, OED Wordsmith.org 14.1474 May-22-2003
Articles Noted on 'A Word a Day' Site Karen Chung 14.1574 Jun-03-2003
NYT: Jargon-identifying Software Karen Chung 14.1687 Jun-14-2003
NYT Book review: Novel about a linguist Michael Erard 14.1757 Jun-23-2003
Guardian Article on Larry Trask Zoe Toft 14.1794 Jun-27-2003
BBC Story: Mandarin & Brain Hemispheres Mark Irwin 14.1813 Jun-29-2003
NYT: Celtic Found to Have Ancient Roots aristar 14.1825 Jul-01-2003
Today in Literature: Malapropisms Karen Chung 14.192 Jan-20-2003
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