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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: Preservation of Chamorro Bolstered by Community

Submitter: Brent Woo

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

Subject Language(s): Chamorro

Media Body: UCSC professor stresses the importance of community support in language preservation efforts.

Read more: http://www.saipantribune.com/newsstory.aspx?cat=1&newsID=121173
Issue Number: 23.3401
Date Posted: August 14, 2012

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