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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: Endangered Languages in New York

Submitter: Lowell Winterbottom

Submitter Email: lowbottom@gmail.com
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Media Body: Some of the most interesting language resources can be found just
outside the door:

http://www.economist.com/node/21528592
Issue Number: 22.3906
Date Posted: September 21, 2011

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