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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: Technology Saves Endangered Languages

Submitter: Brent Woo

Submitter Email: bwoo@linguistlist.org
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Media Body: Stephen Bird describes his journey to the Brazilian Amazon and Papua New Guinea to record the last few speakers of Usarufa and Tembé. He has an optimistic outlook on the use of emergent technology in the field of language documentation.

Read more: http://phys.org/news/2013-03-cyberlinguistics-world-voices.html
Issue Number: 24.1263
Date Posted: March 13, 2013

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