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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: NYT: K. D. Harrison, When Languages Die #2

Submitter: Ferdinan Kurniawan

Submitter Email: okki@linguistlist.org
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Anthropological Linguistics

Media Body: Dear Readers,

This is a 2nd, earlier New York Times article about K. David Harison's new
book:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/19/science/19language.html
Issue Number: 18.2823
Date Posted: September 27, 2007

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