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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: Lang & Perception: Scientific American

Submitter: Chester Graham

Submitter Email: Tradux@Cherry.com.Au
Media Body: There is a mention of neoWhorfian links between language and
perception in the Scientific American for March 25 at:


Issue Number: 13.883
Date Posted: March 30, 2002

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