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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: Books: The Language Police

Submitter: Peter T. Daniels

Submitter Email: grammatim@worldnet.att.net
Media Body: Ravitch is announced as the guest on WHYY (Philadelphia)'s *Fresh Air*
to be broadcast this evening (4/29/03) on WNYC-AM, and the program
will presumably be available through one or another station's website
in a day or so (www.wnyc.org).

- Peter T. Daniels

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Issue Number: 14.1227
Date Posted: April 30, 2003

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