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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: McWhorter Interview in NYT

Submitter: John Lawler

Submitter Email: jlawler@umich.edu
Media Body: John McWhorter of UC Berkeley is the subject of an interview in
the Oct 30 New York Times, dealing with pidgins, creoles, language
origins, and endangered languages.

URL is http://www.nytimes.com/2001/10/30/science/social/30CONV.html

-John Lawler http://www.umich.edu/~jlawler Michigan Linguistics Dep

Issue Number: 12.2717
Date Posted: October 31, 2001

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