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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: Monkeys can memorize regular patterns in writing

Submitter: Brent Woo

Submitter Email: bwoo@linguistlist.org
Linguistic Field(s): Neurolinguistics

Media Body: Researchers at CNRS work with monkeys who can "identify specific
combinations of letters in words and detect anomalies".

Read more: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120416125245.htm
Issue Number: 23.1899
Date Posted: April 16, 2012

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