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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: NYTimes Review/Pinker's _Blank Slate_

Submitter: Karen S. Chung

Submitter Email: karchung@ccms.ntu.edu.tw
Media Body: There's a review of Steven Pinker's new book, _The Blank Slate: The
Modern Denial of Human Nature_, in the October 13, 2002 New York Times
online at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/10/13/books/review/13RICHART.html?8bu


Karen Steffen Chung
karchung@ccms.ntu.edu.tw

Explore phonetics resources at:
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Issue Number: 13.2623
Date Posted: October 14, 2002

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