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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: Digital tools 'to save languages'

Submitter: Susan D. Fischer

Submitter Email: Susan.Fischer@rit.edu
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Media Body: Facebook, YouTube and even texting will be the salvation of many of the
world's endangered languages, scientists believe.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17081573
Issue Number: 23.827
Date Posted: February 18, 2012

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