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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: An Interesting Article-Language: A Common Root?

Submitter: Lowell Winterbottom

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

Media Body: This article will probably disturb many linguists, for it is discussing a
linguistic topic that is so controversial, but it is still interesting to
see what the media chooses to highlight about our discipline:

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/2007-07-20-linguists-one-language_N.htm
Issue Number: 18.2273
Date Posted: July 29, 2007

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