"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
Comparative Romance Linguistics Discussion Group welcomes a wide range of participants and approaches to the subject, with preference given to papers addressing more than one language. The Group is also looking for participants willing to make a modest though quite worthwhile time commitment to serve on the Discussion Group’s Executive Committee. Please contact the organizers for details.