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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: Top English Words of 2009

Submitter: Evelyn Richter

Submitter Email: evelyn.richter@gmail.com
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Media Body: An article titled "American Dialect Society picks 'tweet,' 'Google' as top
words for 2009, decade" appeared in The Washington Post last week. Here is
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Issue Number: 21.183
Date Posted: January 11, 2010

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