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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: Linguists' Brains

Submitter: Michael Teegarden

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

Media Body: This comes to us courtesy of the BBC.

** Linguists 'have different brains' **
People with an aptitude for languages could have different shaped
brains to others, scientists say.
< http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/1/hi/education/4883418.stm >
Issue Number: 17.1054
Date Posted: April 07, 2006

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