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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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Media: Steven Pinker in the Toronto Star

Submitter: Lowell Winterbottom

Submitter Email: lowbottom@gmail.com
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Media Body: Here's an interesting, in rather uncritical, article on how Steven
Pinker is viewed by the world:

Issue Number: 18.292
Date Posted: January 24, 2007

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