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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: Bid to save nearly-lost language

Submitter: Peter Hendriks

Submitter Email: peter.hendriks@anu.edu.au
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Media Body: 'Bid to save nearly lost language' -- Nuuchahnulth a language of West Canada

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4583455.stm
Issue Number: 16.1835
Date Posted: June 10, 2005

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