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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: Linguistic Myth-busting

Submitter: Mike Matloff

Submitter Email: matloff@uoregon.edu
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Media Body: The article 'Linguistics, Anybody? What every global citizen needs to know
about language,' by David Shariatmadari, addresses unfortunate but
all-too-common language myths.


Thanks go to Anu Garg (http://wordsmith.org/anu/) for pointing this article
out in his A-Word-A-Day newsletter (http://wordsmith.org/awad/index.html).

Issue Number: 17.1869
Date Posted: June 23, 2006

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