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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: Stream BBC Radio Program on Creoles/Lang Variation

Submitter: Dave Sayers

Submitter Email: dave.sayers@cantab.net
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Media Body: BBC presenter Michael Rosen discusses Creoles, translation and dubbing
(subtitles), dialect levelling, standardisation, dialect attitudes, the
Ebonics debate and other issues of interest with notable sociolinguists:
Salikoko Mufwene, Jorge Diaz-Cintas, Paul Kerswill, Clive Upton, and John

Available until 15 Dec. 2009 at:

Issue Number: 20.4153
Date Posted: December 04, 2009

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