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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: New MIT Press podcast with Noam Chomsky

Submitter: Nick Lindsay

Submitter Email: nlindsay@mit.edu
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
History of Linguistics

Media Body: Samuel Jay Keyser, Editor-in-Chief of Linguistic Inquiry, has shared a
campus with Prof. Noam Chomsky for some 40-odd years via MIT's Department of
Linguistics and Philosophy. The two colleagues recently sat down in
Chomsky's office to discuss ideas on the history, evolution and future of
Linguistics. The unedited conversation was recorded on September 11, 2009
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Issue Number: 20.3452
Date Posted: October 07, 2009

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