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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: Yahoo: Gov't Seeking to Preserve Dying Languages

Submitter: Michael Teegarden

Submitter Email: mjteegarden@yahoo.com
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Media Body: Dear Linguist List,

Someone else might already have submitted this to you. Yet here you go,
nonetheless, just in case. This was originally posted Wednesday, May 11, 2005.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/endangered_languages
Issue Number: 16.1526
Date Posted: May 12, 2005

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