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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 Book review: Novel about a linguist

Submitter: Michael Erard

Submitter Email: erard@lucidwork.com
Media Body: In this first novel, a linguist teaches his dog how to talk so it can
tell him how his wife died.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/06/20/books/20BOOK.html

Michael Erard

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Issue Number: 14.1757
Date Posted: June 23, 2003

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