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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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Algonquin Language Recreated in Pocohontas Movie Elizabeth Pyatt 17.215 Jan-23-2006
LATimes: Body Part Idioms Karen Chung 17.199 Jan-20-2006
The Economist: Looking for a Sign Simona Fina 17.53 Dec-23-2005
Re: Welsh Counting System Makes Maths Easier Briony Williams 16.3667 Dec-22-2005
Welsh Counting System Makes Maths Easier Mark Jones 16.3642 Dec-17-2005
Mail & Guardian Online: Nushu Karen Chung 16.3508 Dec-08-2005
Whither the Southern Accent? Mike Matloff 16.3388 Nov-23-2005
Liberty Post:: Ancient Alphabet Found Karen Chung 16.3360 Nov-18-2005
Bill Labov in the New Yorker Stefan Frazier 16.3313 Nov-15-2005
LATimes: Bilingual format boosts KXOL Karen Chung 16.3218 Nov-05-2005
BBC: School language decline continues Karen Chung 16.3190 Nov-04-2005
Inttranews Jessica Boynton 16.3185 Nov-02-2005
BBC: Language teachers 'need training' Karen Chung 16.3106 Oct-28-2005
NYT: Review of 'Slam Dunks and No-Brainers' Karen Chung 16.2925 Oct-09-2005
Washington Post: The @ sign Karen Chung 16.2871 Oct-04-2005
Origin of Term 'redskin' Paul Fallon 16.2870 Oct-03-2005
BBC: Tingo, nakkele and other wonders Madalena Cruz-Ferreira 16.2767 Sep-26-2005
BBC: Diversity of languages is hailed Karen Chung 16.2766 Sep-23-2005
New Scientist: Chinese/Western Differences Karen Chung 16.2482 Aug-23-2005
BBC: Science and languages exam plea Karen Chung 16.2401 Aug-18-2005
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