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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: BBC: Baby Signing

Submitter: Thomas Doukas

Submitter Email: td3@soas.ac.uk
Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition

Media Body: Author and mother Katie Mayne was on Breakfast talking about a baby signing
book. The primary school teacher and signer has written a book called 'The
Baby Signing Book'.

Issue Number: 16.1720
Date Posted: May 22, 2005

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