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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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Date Submitted: 26-Jan-2012
From: Beth Colburn-Orozco
Subject: Looking for Specific Article
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Notice: I am inquiring about an article I read this past year that discussed the work of a linguist who discovered a group of people who did not have language for a time and who did not have a creation story or belief in God. I may have read the article in Time Magazine, but cannot locate it. I am interested in sharing the discovery with my students. If this strikes a cord, could you please send me the name of the gentleman who wrote about these people? Thank you so much for your time.

Beth Colburn-Orozco