"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
The quadrennial International Conference on Armenian Linguistics will take place at the Institute for Linguistic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Saint Petersburg from 7 to 9 November 2012. The conference focuses on any aspect of historical or synchronic linguistics related to any period or dialect of the Armenian language.