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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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LA Times: 'Combat Linguists' Battle on Two Fronts Karen Chung 16.1772 Jun-06-2005
NYTimes: Devoid of Content Laurence Horn 16.1802 Jun-06-2005
New Yorker: Last Words: A Language Dies Paula Radetzky 16.1770 Jun-03-2005
BBC: Baby Signing Thomas Doukas 16.1720 May-22-2005
CNN: Great apes to learn human behaviors Mike Matloff 16.1569 May-16-2005
SciFi: We Have Always Spoken Panglish Suzette Haden Elgin 16.1524 May-12-2005
Yahoo: Gov't Seeking to Preserve Dying Languages Michael Teegarden 16.1526 May-12-2005
CBC: The Trubbel with English John Lawler 16.1525 May-11-2005
MIT: Bird's brains reveal source of songs Neil Salmond 16.1326 Apr-25-2005
LAT: Villaraigosa's Spanish Is One of L.A.'s Languages Karen Chung 16.1325 Apr-24-2005
LAT: A Twist for an Ancient Tongue Trying to Survive Karen Chung 16.1325 Apr-24-2005
NYT: Do You Speak Tho Fan? Marisa Ferrara 16.1262 Apr-19-2005
NYT: Johnson's Dictionary Karen Chung 16.1230 Apr-17-2005
BBC: 'Geek speak' confuses net users Karen Chung 16.1229 Apr-17-2005
IHT: Meanwhile: The world is Englishing Anthony Aristar 16.1164 Apr-12-2005
Indystar: A town for sign language users Karen Chung 16.1036 Apr-04-2005
CP: Tribes, Gov't Want 'Squaw' Names Changed Pamela Munro 16.1037 Apr-04-2005
NYT: New lexicographer appointed for Oxford American Dictionary Karen Chung 16.1035 Apr-04-2005
A Word to the unwise -- program's grammar check isn't so smart John Lawler 16.961 Mar-29-2005
U.H. Students Setting up Language Documentation Center John Lawler 16.934 Mar-25-2005
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