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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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Ladefoged in the news

Date Submitted: 06-Dec-2008
From: Susan Ervin-Tri[pp
Subject: Ladefoged in the news
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Institution/Organization: University of California, Berkeley

Notice: On December 5, a radio program called The California Report carried a segment about Peter Ladefoged's archive of sounds from languages from far and wide. You can hear the segment at