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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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Expert in Religious Language

Date Submitted: 17-Dec-2009
From: Frank Flinn
Subject: Expert in Religious Language
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Institution/Organization: Washington University in St. Louis

Notice: Need an expert in religious language/linguistics to testify about a new religious movement's use of language (Is it extremist? Does it foster terrorism? etc). Case is in Russia.